FIFA Club World Cup: Qatar 2019 [R]

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Nico Limmat, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #1 Nico Limmat, Nov 25, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
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    Tournament Home on FIFA.com

    M1 | 11.12.19 | Al Sadd - Hienghène Sport (Playoff)
    M2 | 14.12.19 | CF Monterrey - Winner M1 (Quarterfinal)
    M3 | 14.12.19 | Al Hilal - Espérance Tunis (Quarterfinal)
    M4 | 17.12.19 | Loser M2 - Loser M3 (Match for 5th Place)
    M5 | 17.12.19 | CR Flamengo - Winner M3 (Semifinal)
    M6 | 18.12.19 | Winner M2 - Liverpool FC (Semifinal)
    M7 | 21.12.19 | Loser M6 - Loser M5 (Match for 3rd Place)
    M8 | 21.12.19 | Winner M6 - Winner M5 (Final)

    TV Coverage / Schedule (Time Zone Adjusted) / Regulations

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    Final Venue: Education City Stadium

    UEFA: Liverpool Football Club (England)
    CONMEBOL: Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (Brazil)
    CONCACAF: Club de Fútbol Monterrey (Mexico)
    AFC: Al Hilal Saudi Football Club (Saudi Arabia)
    CAF: Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia)
    OFC: Hienghène Sport (New Caledonia)
    Host: Al Sadd Sports Club (Qatar)

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    Prize Money

    1. USD 5,000,000
    2. USD 4,000,000
    3. USD 2,500,000
    4. USD 2,000,000
    5. USD 1,500,000
    6. USD 1,000,000
    7. USD 500,000

    Total: 16.5 Million
     
  2. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
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    Tournament Winners & Statistics:

    Intercontinental Cup

    1960 Real Madrid (ESP)
    1961 Peñarol (URU)
    1962 Santos (BRA)
    1963 Santos (BRA)
    1964 Inter Milan (ITA)
    1965 Inter Milan (ITA)
    1966 Peñarol (URU)
    1967 Racing Club (ARG)
    1968 Estudiantes (ARG)
    1969 AC Milan (ITA)
    1970 Feyenoord (NED)
    1971 Nacional (URU)
    1972 Ajax Amsterdam (NED)
    1973 Independiente (ARG)
    1974 Atlético Madrid (ESP)
    1975 No competition
    1976 Bayern Munich (GER)
    1977 Boca Juniors (ARG)
    1978 No competition
    1979 Olimpia (PAR)

    Toyota Cup

    1980 Nacional (URU)
    1981 Flamengo (BRA)
    1982 Peñarol (URU)
    1983 Grêmio (BRA)
    1984 Independiente (ARG)
    1985 Juventus (ITA)
    1986 River Plate (ARG)
    1987 FC Porto (POR)
    1988 Nacional (URU)
    1989 AC Milan (ITA)
    1990 AC Milan (ITA)
    1991 Red Star Belgrade (SER)
    1992 São Paulo (BRA)
    1993 São Paulo (BRA)
    1994 Vélez Sarsfield (ARG)
    1995 Ajax Amsterdam (NED)
    1996 Juventus (ITA)
    1997 Borussia Dortmund (GER)
    1998 Real Madrid (ESP)
    1999 Manchester United (ENG)
    2000 Boca Juniors (ARG)
    2001 Bayern Munich (GER)
    2002 Real Madrid (ESP)
    2003 Boca Juniors (ARG)
    2004 FC Porto (POR)
    [Merger with Club World Cup*]

    Club World Cup

    2000 Corinthians (BRA)
    2001 No competition
    2002 No competition
    2003 No competition
    2004 No competition
    [Merger with Toyota Cup*]
    2005 São Paulo (BRA)
    2006 Internacional (BRA)
    2007 AC Milan (ITA)
    2008 Manchester United (ENG)
    2009 FC Barcelona (ESP)
    2010 Inter Milan (ITA)
    2011 FC Barcelona (ESP)
    2012 Corinthians (BRA)
    2013 Bayern Munich (GER)
    2014 Real Madrid (ESP)
    2015 FC Barcelona (ESP)
    2016 Real Madrid (ESP)
    2017 Real Madrid (ESP)
    2018 Real Madrid (ESP)

    Clubs with Multiple Titles

    7 - Real Madrid (ESP)
    4 - AC Milan (ITA)
    3 - Bayern Munich (GER)
    3 - Boca Juniors (ARG)
    3 - FC Barcelona (ESP)
    3 - Inter Milan (ITA)
    3 - Nacional (URU)
    3 - Peñarol (URU)
    3 - São Paulo (BRA)
    2 - Ajax Amsterdam (NED)
    2 - Corinthians (BRA)
    2 - FC Porto (POR)
    2 - Independiente (ARG)
    2 - Juventus (ITA)
    2 - Manchester United (ENG)
    2 - Santos (BRA)

    Titles by Association

    11 - Spain
    10 - Brazil
    9 - Argentina
    9 - Italy
    6 - Uruguay
    4 - Germany
    3 - Netherlands
    2 - England
    2 - Portugal
    1 - Paraguay
    1 - Serbia

    Titles by Confederation

    32 - UEFA
    26 - CONMEBOL

    Note: FIFA has recognized all winners of the Intercontinental/Toyota Cup, played between 1960 and 2004, as club world champions.
     
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  3. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    "Emerging Confederations" Top Three Placements:

    AFC (Total 7)
    2nd: 2016, 2018
    3rd: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015

    CONCACAF (Total 4)
    3rd: 2000, 2005, 2012, 2017

    CAF (Total 3)
    2nd: 2010, 2013
    3rd: 2006

    OFC (Total 1)
    3rd: 2014
     
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  4. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    A new thread is unnecessary IMO.

    Here's hoping this format continues forever, and the planned farce is canceled.

    I'm valuing this format a ton more now since its future is in serious jeopardy. There's something so right about having current continental champs only.

    A 1981 rematch will be interesting. Red fans better not start their excuses this time. Read the 2005 threads here, there was a lot of trolling by them. Not cool.
     
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  5. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    I too will miss the current format after next year. The advent season without the Club World Cup won't feel the same. Oh well, I'm a sucker for international club football so will still tune into the new format. At least we get to say goodbye to the current format over two years.

    Liverpool have now confirmed that a youthful "B side" will play the League Cup in December. The senior team will of course be in Qatar for the CWC:

    In case there was any doubt about player motivation.
     
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  6. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Might as well retire this as well, 'cause it'll take a miracle (or a seismic shift in world football in 20-30 years) for any non-UEFA side to finish 3rd ever again :ROFLMAO:

    On the current edition, FIFA has a visual story on the participants.
     
  7. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    We will. After the 2020 edition.

    Until then CAF can - in theory - still pass CONCACAF. :D
     
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  8. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I want to see Monterrey play Liverpool. I've seen that club beat MLS teams that I'm curious to see how they'll hang with a top side. Usually, though, Mexicans team trip up in the quarterfinal, so... I'm hoping this one does not disappoint.
     
  9. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #9 Nico Limmat, Nov 26, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
    The last time we had an England-Mexico meeting at the CWC was in 2012 between Chelsea and - yes, Monterrey (Chelsea won 3:1). Chelsea was very mediocre that stretch of the season and that Monterrey side went on to win three consecutive CONCACAF CL titles (2011, 2012, 2013).

    Probably a missed opportunity in hindsight from a Monterrey perspective.
     
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  10. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only Monterrey player up to the challenge that day was "Tecatito" Corona.
     
  11. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Liverpool could have alleviated their fixture congestion a bit yesterday but failed to beat Napoli at home in the UEFA CL. A win potentially could have secured them first in the group, allowing them to send the "Carabao squad" to Salzburg. Now they need at least a draw to progress. Remaining matches for Liverpool before their CWC debut:

    30/11 - Brighton (H) - League
    04/12 - Everton (H) - League
    07/12 - Bournemouth (A) - League
    10/12 - Salzburg (A) - UEFA CL
    14/12 - Watford (H) - League
    17/12 - Aston Villa (A) - League Cup (Carabao squad)
    18/12 - CWC Semi-final
     
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  12. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Picked up by the BBC in in the UK. What about North America? Still with Fox?
     
  14. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    It says in the link you provided. fs2

    I guess Teleworld wasn't interested anymore. Sad.
     
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  15. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Monterrey progressed in the Mexican Liguilla (playoffs) and are now occupied domestically at least until December 7 - the second leg of the semis. If they make the final would they try to squeeze in the first leg before the CWC break? How was it handled with Club America in 2016?

    While Liverpool didn't have have much joy in the UCL on matchday five they had a good weekend in the league as Manchester City dropped two points. Liverpool are now ahead 11 points. Here's hoping they can maintain the lead heading into the CWC so (hopefully) not every second sentence in the English CWC coverage is how the tournament is jeopardizing Liverpool's potential first league title since 1990.
     
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  17. 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
    Highly doubt it - with Telemundo holding the rights to FIFA tournaments through 2026, no way in hell they don't show this (high-profile games on Telemundo, the rest on NBC Universo). I mean, they've shown u-17, beach soccer, and even rugby :D
     
  18. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Christmas football :cool:

    Nothing quite as swag as putting your entire league on hold while you saunter off to play in a world championship :ROFLMAO:

    Btw (just mentioning this tangent here briefly), Monterrey are now one series away from qualifying for the 2021 CCL, where they would then have the mega-CWC extravaganza in their sights.
     
  19. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I don't get FS2. Hoping I get at least the US Spanish broadcast, hoping it's Telemundo.
     
  20. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    The link Swiss posted says it will be on FOX Spanish. Hopefully things change.

    Univision had a good piece in the 2016 Final pregame show, which showed what America did while their opponent, the small team Tigers, waited for them in Mexico. America battled in Japan while Tig just practiced and gave disinterested press conferences. It did give America that swag mentioned above, and they came really close to winning the League too, barely losing in pens after a controversial red.
     
  21. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Yes, but Christmas this year would only serve for the first leg if Monterrey reach the CWC semis. Unless they squeeze in the first leg on December 10 or 11 before Monterrey's departure to Qatar. With Club America the dates were the following in 2016:

    18/12 - CWC (Match for 3rd Place)
    22/12 - Liguilla Final, First Leg
    25/12 - Liguilla Final, Second Leg

    However, this year the CWC Final/3rd Place matches won't take place until December 21 - three days later compared to 2016.
     
  22. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    But enough about the glitzy and glamorous Christmas football in Mexico and England. One club has already touched down in Doha. I am of course talking about the one and only Hienghène Sport from New Caledonia.

    But let's start at the beginning. New Caledonia, a group of islands based in the Pacific, is a French territory with separate FIFA membership and a population of 280,000. However, in order to truly appreciate Hienghène's presence at the CWC we have to further understand where they fit in New Caledonia's sporting landscape. Based in remote Hienghène, a town with a population of 2,500 (!) five hours away from the capital Noumea, their OFC CL victory is nothing short of remarkable. They beat domestic rivals AS Magenta in the final, who are the perennial powerhouse of the New Caledonia league.

    And what a goal it was that decided the final. I strongly urge you to watch it if you haven't already (4:53). What a way to decide a continental final!



    The 2019 CWC is the very first time a team from New Caledonia, club or country, participates in a global football tournament. Hienghène did get to participate in the French Cup recently against AS Pierrots Vauban Strasbourg (French 5th Division) but lost 3:1. As amateurs, their main challenge will be adapting to the speed at the professional level. Auckland City in the past played two games or so against professionals to prepare themselves. Not sure if Hienghène has similar matches scheduled in Qatar.

    "Koi Theen" - the club's slogan/motto meaning go forward will definitely be needed in their encounter with Al Sadd.

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    PS: I can't figure out the rest of their logo. Are those supposed to be clouds? :D

    Tagawa: We want to leave Qatar without regrets
     
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  23. 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
    Pretty amazing... actually I was talking the other day with some friends about who might be first time potential first time qualifiers for the WC and I mentioned New Caledonia as a potential, especially when Oceania starts getting an automatic entry into the World Cup in 2026. New Caledonia have won the last 3 Pacific Games, and it was NC that beat New Zealand in the 2012 Oceania Nations Cup semis, even though they lost to Tahiti in the final. If they can recruit player playing in the French league, it's not completely unfathomable that New Caledonia might beat New Zealand again to the World Cup one day...
     
  24. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @It's called FOOTBALL I stand corrected: my Xfinity guide's showing that FOX Deportes and FS2 will show the CWC.

    Not bad IMO, I miss being able to watch the Libertadores after beIN won the rights ahead of Fox.
     
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  25. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Thanks for sharing the OCEANA final highlights, looked like a dramatic game.
     

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