2019 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
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How in the world am I not subscribed to this thread? Can't wait for the tourney.... Would be ironic if Boca Juniors qualified as I believe they are still sponsored by Qatar Airways no? Those CL semis look pretty mouthwatering....
     
  2. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    AFC Quarterfinals, First Leg:

    East:

    Shanghai SIPG (CHN) - Urawa Reds (JPN) 2:2
    Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN) - Kashima Antlers (JPN) 0:0

    West:
    Al Nassr (KSA) - Al Sadd (QAT) 2:1
    Al Ittihad (KSA) - Al Hilal (KSA) 0:0
     
  3. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    The Libertadores semis are set:

    River Plate (ARG) - Boca Juniors (ARG)
    Gremio (BRA) - Flamengo (BRA)

    The semifinalists are identical to last year with the exception of Flamengo. It's going to get heated in Buenos Aires.

     
  4. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    So the Qatar 2022 competition logo will be revealed before the Qatar 2019 logo. :rolleyes:

    It's already September and the only thing confirmed are the competition dates (Dec 11 - 21) and date of the draw (Sep 16) . Forget the logo, what about venues and ticket information? I guess the UAE will soon get to pass on the negative attendance record for the CWC. :D
     
  5. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Here is an interesting interview with the president of Esperance regarding the (abandoned) second leg of the African final. I missed this during my vacation but interestingly CAF decided to follow CONMEBOL with a neutral, single leg final in 2020. Just like with the AFC I don't think it will last. Africa is vast and traveling by plane is expensive and it generally lacks the infrastructure. You could have some very poorly attended finals.
     
  6. 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
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tickets? That's the million dollar question here.... I get asked practically every day at work if I know anything.... I guess I'm the official ticket-guy at work :D
     
  7. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    They should play it in Madrid.
     
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  8. 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
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or in Doha :D
     
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  9. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or in Miami!

    ...actually no, scratch that, I like my car in one piece :D
     
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  10. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Or Hong Kong! :D

    (the police are on 24 hour standby)
     
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  11. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Liverpool....errrr......Mo Salah fans?
     
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  12. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
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  13. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Seems like it. Time for CAF, I mean Fatma Samoura to make a call. :D

    Draw Procedures - It will be shown live on youtube.
     
  15. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Liverpool's schedule is now also clear:

    14/12 - Watford (H)
    18/12 - CWC (Qatar)
    21/12 - CWC (Qatar)

    26/12 - Leicester (A)
    28/12 - Wolverhampton (H)
    01/01 - Sheffield (H)
    11/01 - Tottenham (A)

    They get a few days of rest after new year's day. But until then it's a fairly packed schedule, although not with the most intimidating of domestic opponents.
     
  16. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    FA Cup (not much rest between the games against Sheffield and Spurs).
     
  17. JLSA

    JLSA Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    Not clear at all - in addition to the FA Cup noted by Blondo, the 1st leg of the Carabao Cup semi finals are the week beginning 6 January,

    J
     
  18. Thezzaruz

    Thezzaruz Member+

    Jun 20, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    If you want to be one of the best teams around then you'll have to be able to handle 60 games per season.
     
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  19. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Fair points about the Cup competitions. However, I do believe the Premier League will have its first "winter break" this season. In February if memory serves right.
     
  20. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
  21. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    The draw has been made:

    M1: Host - Hienghene
    M2 Monterrey - Winner M1
    M3: AFC - Esperance

    Liverpool will play the winner of M2. The Libertadores champions the winner of M3. Cue the CONCACAF complaints about being drawn on the UEFA side. :D

    In Africa, the CAF Appeal Board has ruled against Wydad's complaint. That means Esperance is one step close to Qatar 2019:

    Also uncertain is the host spot because Al Sadd reached the AFC semis tonight in a very entertaining match against Saudi's Al Nassr. @glennaldo_sf - were you at the stadium? Looked like a full house.
     
  22. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At the Draw, FIFA said that Esperance qualified.
     
  23. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Only if Wydad have announced that they are not dragging the decision to the CAS.

    But I don't see any reports to that effect.
     
  24. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
  25. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    The AFC CL semis are set:

    Al Sadd (Qatar) - Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
    Urawa Reds (Japan) - Guangzhou Evergrande (China)

    Defending champions Kashima went out to Evergrande but Urawa ensured Japanese participation by beating big-spending Shanghai SIPG (who was severely missing the suspended Hulk). In the meeting of Saudi giants between Hilal and Ittihad, the former prevailed. To the reading MLS fans, Giovinco scored the last goal for Al Hilal in the series.



     

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