2017 FIFA Club World Cup: Tournament News & Qualifiers [R]

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  1. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Country/National team:
    United States
    meh - enjoy the tournament.... was looking forward to going to the final, but can't now with this blockade. Off to Djibouti instead to dive with whale sharks and see the Planet of the Apes salt flats or whatever they are....
     
  2. It's called FOOTBALL

    May 4, 2009
    TELEMUNDO DEPORTES EMITIRÁ EN EXCLUSIVA EL MUNDIAL DE CLUBES DEL 2017 Y 2018 :D :) :) :) :) :) :D YEI!!!!!!! Para los que no tienen cable digital.

    http://www.telemundodeportes.com/co...xclusiva-el-mundial-de-clubes-del-2017-y-2018

    A nuestro amigo Chileno, hincha de Boca, le va gustar esto:

    Telemundo sigue ampliando su oferta deportiva de calidad con la emisión en exclusiva de la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA 2017 y también la del 2018, un evento que reúne a los mejores equipos del planeta y que distingue a la mejor escuadra del mundo.

    Viste. "distingue a la mejor escuadra del mundo".

    Te dije. La prensa dice eso cada año, y es verdad. Los Merengues no se pueden consideran los mejores de la planeta hasta que le ganen al campeon de la Copa Libertadores de America. Asi de facil.

    Ya se termino el argumento sobe esta tema, y tambien sobre la Liga Campeones Europea. El que gana esos certamenes, es el mejor.
     
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  3. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    C'mon - I'm sure you can find your way in from Oman. :D
     
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  4. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    To date:

    UEFA:
    Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Spain)
    CONMEBOL: TBD
    CONCACAF: Club de Fútbol Pachuca (Mexico)
    AFC: TBD
    CAF: Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
    OFC: Auckland City Football Club (New Zealand)
    Host: Al Jazira Club (UAE)

    Remaining games to determine participants:

    Nov 18 [Al Hilal - Urawa Reds]
    Nov 22 [Gremio - Lanus]
    Nov 25 [Urawa Reds - Al Hilal]
    Nov 29 [Lanus - Gremio]

    Dec 6 - First Match, UAE 2017
     
  5. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Country/National team:
    United States
    Yeah but I've heard stories of people actually being turned away at immigration in the UAE because they couldn't provide flight details to prove how they got to Oman. Seriously, happened to a Swedish guy we know the other week... so off to Djibouti instead, and to watch Qatar vs Icleland this week... that'll be my footy fix for the year...
     
  6. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    Surely there is an unpatrolled sand dune...;)

    Well, my blockade is a domestic one. Wife insists that we have to attend a wedding in India in December. Probably can't even watch the final on TV. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Country/National team:
    United States
    If only India had successfully bid for this CWC, everything would have fallen in your favor :D
     
  8. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    Sure, in Delhi - not down in Kochi or Kolkata! :D

    The AFC CL final commences this Saturday in Riyadh. Road to the 2017 AFC Champions League final.
     
  9. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    Al Hilal - Urawa Reds 1:1



    Al Hilal were the better team and controlled most of the match but an early defensive blunder may have very well cost them the title.

    Up next, the first leg of the Libertadores final.
     
  10. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Country/National team:
    Croatia
    I, along with my betting account ,expected more from Hilal :rolleyes: and I still expect them to win the title.
     
  11. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Watching the Copa Lib (South American) final, first leg. 1-0 to Gremio, the far better side. Next leg in Argentina though. Big fight at the end. Second leg should be good!
     
  12. celito

    celito Member+

    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Country/National team:
    Brazil
    That was a tame fight by Libertadores standards.
     
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  13. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    #213 Nico Limmat, Nov 25, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
    And the Asian champions are...

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    Urawa Reds - Al Hilal 1:0 (2:1 on aggregate)

    They are the first J. League club to lift the trophy since Gamba Osaka in 2008. It is their second ACL title after 2007. Over both legs Al Hilal appeared to be the more capable side but they truly lacked a "big game mentality" as evident in the stupid red card by Al Dawsari. I also don't understand why Omar Kharbin, the leading goal scorer of the ACL with 10 goals, was pulled early.

    In any case, congrats to Urawa Reds.

    PS: This final series set a new ACL attendance record.
     
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  14. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland


    One game left until all participants are known. After having had the "wrong" winners in both, the African and Asian final, the ticket sales team must be really pulling for Gremio. :D

    Porto Alegre city rivals SC Internacional brought something like 12,000 fans to the UAE in 2010 (only to lose to TP Mazembe in the semis).
     
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  15. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final is tonight.

    In a matter of hours all seven clubs will be known.
     
  16. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Country/National team:
    Switzerland
    Gremio are the last club to book their UAE ticket.



    It is their first Copa Libertadores since 1995 and third overall.

    Time for the tournament thread.

    @Paul Calixte - Nuevo mod, close this one will you? :D
     
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  17. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
    Country/National team:
    Argentina
    This puts Gremio, along with Sao Paolo and Santos, as the only Brazilian clubs to have won the tournament more than twice. Strange that the biggest clubs are nowhere near as successful, such as Flamengo, Corinthians, Fluminense, Cruzeiro, Vasco, etc.
     
  18. celito

    celito Member+

    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Country/National team:
    Brazil
    Sao Paulo is bigger than Fluminense, Cruzeiro, Vasco.

    I would say Gremio are on the same level as Cruzeiro.

    The biggest 2 teams by fan following in Brazil are Flamengo and Corinthians followed by Sao Paulo and Palmeiras.

    If you look at Italy, Juve is much bigger than AC Milan domestically but in the CL Milan has more titles. So that happens.
     
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  19. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
    Country/National team:
    Argentina
    But why are the clubs from Rio so much less successful historically than the Paulistas?

    Palmeiras is bigger than Fluminense, you sure about that?
     
  20. celito

    celito Member+

    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Country/National team:
    Brazil
    Because we are better :D

    Historically the Paulista teams have been better managed and have more money. Flamengo as an example, has been badly managed for ages. They are only getting their shit together in the last couple of years.

    And Sao Paulo is a much bigger city than Rio even if Rio is more famous internationally.
     
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  21. It's called FOOTBALL

    May 4, 2009
    Not really, they looked toothless at goal because they were. Less capable than Urawa.

    Props to the ACL for good attendance. Doesn't look like the CCL will ever get to ACL's popularity level. The return to straight KOs is a step backwards.

    Reminder to USAns, the CWC will be on free TV for the first time ever this year. Probably just the Pachuca games and Final, but even the 2ndary channel has more reach than Fox Sports Spanish. Great step forward, and the adverts for the games have been solid so far.
     
  22. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
    Country/National team:
    Argentina
    Fair enough. Would you agree that most greats for the Selecao have come from Rio de Janeiro however?

    Sorry about derailing the thread.
     
  23. celito

    celito Member+

    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Country/National team:
    Brazil
    Quite a few but not quite. Let's look:

    Ronaldo - Rio
    Romario - Rio
    Zico - Rio

    Pele - from Minas Gerais but grew up in state of Sao Paulo played for Santos
    Garrincha - from Rio
    Rivelino - from Sao Paulo -> Corinthians
    Falcao - from Santa Catarina -> Internacional - RS
    Socrates - from Sao Paulo state -> Botafogo (of Sao Paulo)
    Careca - from Sao Paulo state -> Guarani (Sao Paulo)
    Neymar - from Sao Paulo state started at Santos
    Kaka - from Sao Paulo
    Jairzinho - from Rio
    Rivaldo - from the north ... then went to Mogi Mirim in Sao Paulo ... then Corinthians
    Roberto Carlos - from Sao Paulo state ... Uniao Sao Joao -> Palmeiras
    Cafu - from Sao Paulo
    Tostao - from Minas Gerais
    Carlos Alberto - Rio
    Djalma Santos - Minas Gerais started at Portuguesa in Sao Paulo
    Didi - Rio
    Zito - Sao Paulo
    Nilton Santos - Rio
    Bebeto - from the North ... came to Rio
    Dunga - from Rio Grande do Sul
    Dani Alves - from the North
    Paulinho - Sao Paulo ... :sneaky:
     
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  24. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country/National team:
    United States
    http://www.livesoccertv.com/competitions/international/fifa-club-world-cup/ has the schedule. Telemundo (free TV) will have 4 games. According to http://www.broadcastingcable.com/co...sehold-universe-estimates-january-2016/153590 for January 2016, NBC Universo (the secondary channel) is in 96 percent more households than Fox Deportes, which surprised me.
     
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