FIFA Club World Cup to kick off on December 11

first_img Next Reuters ZurichJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 16:12 IST Liverpool will play FIFA Club World Cup as European Champions. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool enter the competition in the semi-final stage and take on a second-round winner on Dec. 18FIFA had said it would revamp the tournament to feature 24 teams from 2021Three teams for this year have been confirmed with European champions LiverpoolThe penultimate edition of the Club World Cup in its current format featuring seven teams will kick off in Qatar on Dec. 11 with the final taking place 10 days later, global soccer governing body FIFA announced on Friday.FIFA had said it would revamp the tournament to feature 24 teams from 2021, with Qatar hosting the final two editions in the old style as test events for the World Cup which the Gulf state will host in 2022.Three teams for this year have been confirmed with European champions Liverpool joining CONCACAF champions CF Monterrey and Oceania’s Hienghene Sport. The club representing hosts Qatar will depend on the ongoing AFC Champions League.If a team from Qatar are champions, they qualify directly for the second round … with the runners-up playing the opening match against Hienghene Sport on Dec. 11, FIFA said in a statement.If the AFC Champions League winners are not a club from Qatar, the current holders of the Qatar Stars League title, Al Sadd SC, play the opening match against Hienghene Sport.Participating teams from Africa, Asia and South America will be determined in the coming months. The draw for the second round and semi-final matches will take place at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich on Sept. 16.Liverpool enter the competition in the semi-final stage and take on a second-round winner on Dec. 18.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow FIFAFollow Club World Cup FIFA Club World Cup to kick off on December 11Liverpool are one of the four teams who have been confirmed to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup at the semi-final stage, which includes Mexico’s Monterrey, New Caledonia’s Hienghene Sport Al-Sadd from Qatari.advertisementlast_img read more

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