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The 2019 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 presented by Alibaba Cloud for sponsorship reasons)[1] will be the 16th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation's league champions. The tournament will be hosted by Qatar between 11 and 21 December 2019, taking place at three venues in Doha.[2]

2019 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019
presented by Alibaba Cloud
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم قطر 2019
2019 FIFA Club World Cup emblem.png
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
CityDoha
Dates11–21 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
2018
2020

Host appointmentEdit

With proposals for an expanded Club World Cup, FIFA delayed the announcement of a host. A host was to be announced by FIFA on 15 March 2019, though this was later delayed.[3] On 28 May 2019,[4] FIFA announced that the 2019 and 2020 tournament host would be appointed at the FIFA Council meeting in Paris, France on 3 June 2019.[5]

Qatar was appointed as the host for the 2019 and 2020 tournaments on 3 June 2019, serving as test events ahead of their hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Club World Cup will retain its original format ahead of the revamp in 2021.[6]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament.

Location of teams of the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup
Team Confederation Qualification Qualified date Participation
Entering in the semi-finals
  TBD CONMEBOL Winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores 23 November 2019
  Liverpool UEFA Winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League 1 June 2019[7] 2nd (Previous: 2005)
Entering in the second round
  TBD AFC Winners of the 2019 AFC Champions League 24 November 2019
  Espérance de Tunis CAF Winners of the 2018–19 CAF Champions League 7 August 2019[note 1] 3rd (Previous: 2011, 2018)
  Monterrey CONCACAF Winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League 1 May 2019[8] 4th (Previous: 2011, 2012, 2013)
Entering in the first round
  Hienghène Sport OFC Winners of the 2019 OFC Champions League 11 May 2019[9] 1st
  Al-Sadd AFC (Hosts)[note 2] Winners of the 2018–19 Qatar Stars League 13 August 2019[note 2] 2nd (Previous: 2011)

Notes

  1. ^ The second leg of the final was played on 31 May 2019. However, the match was abandoned and Espérance de Tunis were initially declared champions by the referee. However, on 5 June 2019 the CAF Executive Committee ordered the match to be replayed, until a decision by CAS on 31 July 2019 ordered the decision to be taken by the CAF Disciplinary Board, who on 7 August 2019 restored the title to Espérance de Tunis.
  2. ^ a b Al-Sadd won the 2018–19 Qatar Stars League on 4 April 2019. Their participation in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup was officially confirmed after Al-Duhail became the last team from Qatar other than Al-Sadd to be eliminated from the 2019 AFC Champions League. Al-Sadd may also win the 2019 AFC Champions League, and in that case, they will enter the second round, and the runners-up of the 2019 AFC Champions League will enter the first round.

Teams in contentionEdit

AFC berthEdit

Winners of the 2019 AFC Champions League

Teams qualified for the semi-finals

CONMEBOL berthEdit

Winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores

Teams qualified for the semi-finals

VenuesEdit

FIFA announced the three venues for the tournament, along with the match schedule, on 30 September 2019. All three stadiums are located in Doha, with the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium and the Khalifa International Stadium having hosted matches at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, including the final for the latter. The newly built Qatar Foundation Stadium, which will host the final match, is also a host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as is the Khalifa International Stadium.[10]

Doha
Qatar Foundation Stadium Khalifa International Stadium Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
Capacity: 45,350 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 15,000
   

SquadsEdit

Each team has to name a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Injury replacements are allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[11]

MatchesEdit

The draw of the tournament was held on 16 September 2019, 14:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the FIFA Headquarters in Zürich, to decide the matchups of the second round (between the first round winner and teams from AFC, CAF, and CONCACAF), and the opponents of the two second round winners in the semi-finals (against teams from CONMEBOL and UEFA).[12] At the time of the draw, the identity of the teams from AFC and CONMEBOL were not known.[13][14]

If a match is tied after normal playing time:[11]

  • For elimination matches, extra time is played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time is played, and a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.
First round Second round Semi-finals Final
 11 December – Doha (Bin Hamad)                          
   Al-Sadd[A]     14 December – Doha (Bin Hamad)        
   Hienghène Sport          Monterrey  
18 December – Doha (Foundation)
     Winners of Match 1      
   Winners of Match 2  
       Liverpool    
21 December – Doha (Foundation)
   Winners of Match 6  
14 December – Doha (Bin Hamad)
     Winners of Match 5  
   AFC winners  
17 December – Doha (Khalifa)
   Espérance de Tunis      
   CONMEBOL winners  
Fifth place Third place
       Winners of Match 3    
   Losers of Match 2      Losers of Match 6  
   Losers of Match 3      Losers of Match 5  
17 December – Doha (Khalifa) 21 December – Doha (Foundation)

Notes

  1. ^ If Al-Sadd win the 2019 AFC Champions League, they will enter the second round, and the runners-up of the 2019 AFC Champions League will enter the first round.

All times are local, AST (UTC+3).[15]

First roundEdit

Al-Sadd  Match 1  Hienghène Sport

Second roundEdit

AFC winners  Match 3  Espérance de Tunis

Monterrey  Match 2  Winners of Match 1

Match for fifth placeEdit

Losers of Match 2  Match 4  Losers of Match 3

Semi-finalsEdit

CONMEBOL winners  Match 5  Winners of Match 3

Winners of Match 2  Match 6  Liverpool

Match for third placeEdit

Losers of Match 6  Match 7  Losers of Match 5

FinalEdit

Winners of Match 6  Match 8  Winners of Match 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alibaba E-Auto signs as Presenting Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup". FIFA.com. 9 December 2015.
  2. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 to be played from 11 to 21 December". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Agenda of meeting no. 9 of the FIFA Council" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 7 March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 April 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ "FIFA Council meeting agenda now available". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 May 2019. Archived from the original on 3 June 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Agenda of meeting no. 10 of the FIFA Council" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 May 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. ^ "FIFA Council appoints Qatar as host of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020" (Press release). FIFA. 3 June 2019. Archived from the original on 3 June 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Liverpool sink Spurs for sixth European crown". FIFA.com. 1 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Monterrey crowned continental kings for fourth time". FIFA.com. 2 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Hienghene claim historic OFC title". FIFA.com. 11 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Education City Stadium to host FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 final". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  11. ^ a b "FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Regulations" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Follow the FIFA Club World Cup draw". FIFA.com. 12 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Organising Committee approves draw procedures for FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Draw Procedures – FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  15. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Match Schedule" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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