Recently, FIFA has announced the dates of the FIFA Club World Cup 2019. The FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar will organise the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup from 11th to 21st December 2019.
A total of seven teams will participate in the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup. Like the previous years, a total of eight matches will be played in this edition. On 16th September 2019, FIFA will organise the draw in Zurich to decide the second-round and semi-finals pairings.
Among the seven participated teams, three have been confirmed already. These teams are Mexican CF Monterrey (winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League), New Caledonian Hienghene Sport (winners of the 2019 OFC Champions League) and English Liverpool FC (winners of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League).
On the other hand, 2018/19 Qatar Stars League winners Al Sadd SC can feature in the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup if the 2019 AFC Champions League winners are not from Qatar. But if a Qatar team wins the on-going AFC Champions League, then the runners-up of the 2019 AFC Champions League will replace Al Sadd SC in the FIFA Club World Cup.
We will know the other three teams very soon. These teams will be the winners of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League, winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores (CONMEBOL) and winners of the 2019 AFC Champions League.
The last three-time FIFA Club World Cup winners Real Madrid are not eligible to participate in the upcoming edition.
The further details of the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 will be announced soon. Among these, some of are the hosting stadiums, kick-off times etc.
Full fixtures of FIFA Club World Cup 2019
11th December 2019: Match 1 – Al Sadd SC* vs Hienghene Sport
14th December 2019: Match 2 – Team A vs Team B
14th December 2019: Match 3 – Team C vs Team D
(Play-off for 5th place)
17th December 2019: Match 4
17th December 2019: Match 5 – CONMEBOL representatives vs winners M2/winners M3
18th December 2019: Match 6 – Winners M2/winners M3 vs Liverpool FC
(Play-off for 3rd place)
21 December 2019: Match 7
21 December 2019: Match 8
(* Special Notes: 2018/19 Qatar Stars League winners Al Sadd SC will be unavailable for this tournament if a Qatar team wins the 2019 AFC Champions League. In that case, the runners-up of 2019 AFC Champions League will replace Al Sadd SC in the FIFA Club World Cup 2019)