2019 FIFA Club World Cup: Tournament News & Qualifiers [R]

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  1. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #1 Nico Limmat, Jan 4, 2019
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    Who will qualify for the 2019 CWC? (Host: Qatar)

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    UEFA: Round-of-16
    CONMEBOL: Not Started
    CONCACAF: Not Started
    AFC: Not Started
    CAF: Group Stage
    OFC: Not Started
    Host: Qatar Stars League

    Random Thoughts:
    • The host will be picked in the FIFA Council meeting on 15 March 2019 in Miami.
    • The Copa Libertadores now has a single match final. The first will be in Santiago, Chile.
    • The Copa Libertadores no longer has a name sponsor (new strategy?)
    • The CAF Champions League is aligning its schedule with UEFA. This is a transition edition.
    • The CONCACAF Champions League has a new competition logo.
     
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  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
     
  4. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
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    A few confederation stats...

    UEFA

    1. Spain (18 Titles)
    2. England; Italy (12 Titles)
    3. Germany (7 Titles)

    Record Champion: Real Madrid, Spain (13 Titles - Last in 2018)

    CONMEBOL

    1. Argentina (25 Titles)
    2. Brazil (18 Titles)
    3. Uruguay (8 Titles)

    Record Champion: CA Independiente, Argentina (7 Titles - Last in 1984)

    CONCACAF

    1. Mexico (34 Titles)
    2. Costa Rica (6 Titles)
    3. El Salvador (3 Titles)

    Record Champion: Club America, Mexico (7 Titles - Last in 2016)

    AFC

    1. South Korea (11 Titles)
    2. Japan (7 Titles)
    3. Saudi Arabia (4 Titles)

    Record Champion: Pohang Steelers, South Korea (3 Titles - Last in 2009)

    CAF

    1. Egypt (14 Titles)
    2. DR Congo; Morocco (6 Titles)
    3. Algeria; Cameroon; Tunisia (5 Titles)

    Record Champion: Al Ahly, Egypt (8 Titles - Last in 2013)

    OFC

    1. New Zealand (12 Titles)
    2. Australia* (4 Titles)
    3. Papua New Guinea (1 Title)

    Record Champion: Auckland City, New Zealand (9 Titles - Last in 2017)

    *Australia is no longer a OFC member.
     
  5. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Longest consecutive winning streak in each confederation's premier club competition:

    CONCACAF:
    13 – Mexico (ongoing)

    OFC:
    8 – New Zealand (ongoing)

    UEFA:
    6 – England (end of streak 1982)

    CONMEBOL:
    4 – Argentina (end of streak 1970 and 1975); Brazil (end of streak 2013)

    AFC:
    3 – South Korea (end of streak 1998)

    CAF:
    3 – Cameroon (end of streak 1980)


    Longest consecutive winning streak at the club level:

    7 – Auckland City, OFC (end of streak 2017)
    5 – Real Madrid, UEFA (end of streak 1960)
    4 – Independiente, CONMEBOL (end of streak 1975)
    3 CF Monterrey, CONCACAF (end of streak 2013)
    3 – Cruz Azul, CONCACAF (end of streak 1971)

    No clubs in Africa or Asia have won more than two in a row.
     
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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
    So the CAF is deliberately moving away from having a CL winner right before the CWC...curious.
     
  7. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    I imagine this is primarily done to align the club competitions with the new summer schedule for the CAF Nations Cup. Starting this year. Assuming they can choose a host by then. :rolleyes:
     
  8. nfitz

    nfitz Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Toronto
    How do we know there is going to be a FIFA Club World Cup in 2019. I don't see one scheduled. I thought FIFA was instead trying to move to a bigger tournament held every 4 years, starting in 2021.

    The 2017 and 2018 Club World Cup hosting application was in February 2014, and awarded in March 2015. Did the process to host 2019 start?
     
  9. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We're all waiting for March.

    Btw, I should start a GoFundMe for y'all to finance my sneaking in to the FIFA meeting here :D
     
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  10. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    We don't know for certain that it will happen. There has been no host bidding process but the easy fix is just to give it to China, home of "presenting partners" Alibaba until 2022. Documents leaked earlier pertaining to the proposed 2021 expansion did show a 2019 and 2020 edition, so until we are told there isn't one we will track qualification as usual.

    The least you can do is bug the room.
     
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  11. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Let's start with the CAF Champions League. Remember Angola's Primeiro de Agosto? Semifinalists last year? Out in the preliminary round against Congo's AS Otôho. Also not represented once again in the group stage is Sudan with both of its flagship clubs, Al Hilal and Al Merrikh, failing in qualifying. What's going on with those two?
     
  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
  14. JLSA

    JLSA Member

    Nov 11, 2003
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  15. 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
    I don't know, I actually find that punishment too harsh. Why not just give them a multiple-game empty stadium sanction?
     
  16. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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

    Nico Limmat Member+

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

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    In other news, CONCACAF has changed the qualifying format of the 2020 CCL:



    It is now safe to say that the CONCACAF League is very much part of the CCL fabric.
     
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  19. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the change. In the current format Concacaf League clubs had to advance 4 rounds to make the CCL. It was like if UEFA made all champions who weren't from leagues good enough to start in the Group Stage have to go through 4 qualifying rounds. In reality, clubs like Basel, Red Bull Salzburg, Olympiakos, and Dinamo Zagreb start in later qualifying rounds than champions of the bottom leagues.
     
  20. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    I don't mind the change, but it does seem like CONCACAF president Montagliani is really going out of his way to prop up the new Canadian Premier League.
     
  21. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Given what Concacaf did to Ottawa? Yeah, absolutely.

    ...OTOH, I can't really blame Montagliani: it's ridiculous that Canada has gone so long without its own league.
     
  22. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    The man literally turned the Canadian program around on his own in one mandate. He changed to the "old boys club" mentality where they were comfortable being paid doing nothing, using decades of indifference towards the sport.

    A league was what was needed to advance Canadian Soccer and divorcing the USSF. Some might not like his style but it was way overdue
     
  23. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #24 Nico Limmat, Mar 1, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
    The CONCACAF quarterfinals are set:

    CF Monterrey (Mexico) - Atlanta United (USA)
    CA Independiente (Panama) - Sporting KC (USA)
    Houston Dynamo (USA) - Tigres UANL (Mexico)
    NY Red Bulls (USA) - Santos Laguna (Mexico)

    2018 finalists Toronto and Liga MX rep Toluca faced embarrassing defeats in the R16 to Independiente and Sporting respectively. Atlanta managed to turn it around against Costa Rican club Herediano who seemingly always gets a good result at home and then collapses on the road. Atlanta and Independiente are both making their debut this year in CONCACAF club football.

    Elsewhere, AFC qualifying is complete and the group stage is set to commence next week. There will be no ACL football at Dubai's brand new football ground (Maktoum Stadium) since Al Nasr couldn't get the job done in a single leg qualifier at home. :rolleyes:

    Copa Libertadores qualifying is also done and Sao Paulo and Atletico Nacional failed at this hurdle.
     
  25. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    C’mon Swiss!! You gotta change that picture
     
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