2020 FIFA Club World Cup: Tournament News & Qualifiers [R]

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Nico Limmat, Dec 26, 2019.

  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
    Gotta say Atlanta United have a great chance to play in the Club world Championship this year, cause they are playing in both the Concacaf Champions League + UEFA Champions League. Atlanta United are through to the quarterfinals in Concacaf, and just beat Valencia 4-1 in Uefa Champions League too :p
     
  2. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    Am I missing something here, what do they have to do with Munchen
     
  3. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Yes, but they are also still lingering in the Ascenso MX. :D
     
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  4. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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

    Club America (MEX) - Atlanta United (USA)
    Los Angeles FC (USA) - Cruz Azul (MEX)
    New York City (USA) - Tigres UANL (MEX)
    Montreal Impact (CAN) - CD Olimpia (HON)

    There were some very closely fought series in the R16. Standouts include the last second winner by Tigres (scored by the keeper!) and the comeback from LAFC.





    In the OFC, defending champions Hienghène Sport have already been eliminated in the group stage. In CAF defending champs Espérance lost the first quarterfinal leg 3:1 at Zamalek.
     
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  5. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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

    Al Ahly (Egypt) - Mamelodi Sundowns (S. Africa) 2:0
    Raja Casablanca (Morocco) - TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 2:0
    Zamalek (Egypt) - Esperance Tunis (Tunisia) 3:1
    Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) - Etoile Sahel (Tunisia) 2:0

    All home teams won by a margin of two. Curious if anyone can overturn this deficit.





    All quiet on the Asian front thanks to the corona-virus. I have no idea how the AFC is going to sort out this scheduling mess.
     
  6. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Serie A has Atalanta in the UEFA CL, which has one more "a" than Atlanta.
     
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  7. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Atalante United?
     
  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
    ooh damn, didn't realize they had fallen so hard. I taught English in Guadalajara for a while in 2004 and remember the Chivas vs Atlante rivalry well. They were pretty evenly matched then but I guess not anymore.

    With that said, still hope for Atlanta vs Atalanta Club World Cup match-up in December...
     
  9. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    We need something - anything - to make up for the missed opportunity of Inter v Inter in 2010.
     
  10. 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
    Yes, was at that final in Abu Dhabi... remember that Gun n' Roses the day before, then Inter vs Mazembe the next.. how could I forget? Inter vs Inter would have truly been an international event!
     
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  11. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #36 Nico Limmat, Mar 8, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2020
    Since we are (indirectly) remembering the 2010 Mazembe... :D



    None of the first leg losers were able to change the outcome of the CAF quarterfinals series. That also means Esperance won't achieve a unprecedented three titles in a row. The semis are:

    Raja Casablanca (Morocco) - Zamalek (Egypt)
    Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) - Al Ahly (Egypt)

    I guess it's safe to say the winner will either come from Casablanca or Cairo. We may even have a derby in the final. Guess that means the final will be in Tunisia?
     
  12. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Remember when they took the lead against Barcelona in the 2009 CWC?



    Neither Atlanta nor Atalanta can claim that. :D

    (I was in Abu Dhabi that night)
     
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  13. 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
    #38 glennaldo_sf, Mar 8, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2020
    erm, nope... I mean don't remember but that's pretty cool. I remember desperately wanting to go to AD for that final but couldn't due to work issues. Was kind of an anti-climax the next year.... I also remember my camera constantly blurring up though so footage wasn't that great.



    In other news, does look like we'll have a new Qatar entrant as Al Sadd just lost to Al Rayyan in the QSL leaving them 10 points behind Al Duhail with only 5 games to play. Barring a miracle, it looks like we'll have a Qatari team making their debut in the CWC in December. Al Rayyan are 5 points behind but have the easier run-in as Duhail still have to play Sadd and Gharafa. We'll see what happens, would like to see Duhail as they've been Qatar's most dominant team this last decade. They'll have won 7 of the last 10 QSL championships if they hold on to their position.

    PS - we could still see Atlanta vs Atalanta or Barcelona vs Barcelona, City vs City, Lyon vs Tigre maybe?
     
  14. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    What’s the word on the SCCL 2020. Is it going to be canceled?
     
  15. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Postponed
     
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  16. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #41 Nico Limmat, May 22, 2020 at 5:40 AM
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 5:48 AM
    Should be quite easy to complete the CONCACAF CL in this calendar year. They can do so in seven games. Cruz Azul - LAFC can be a single game and so can semis and final. They can just meet at a single site in California or Texas, like in the Champions Cup days, and complete the tournament behind closed doors.

    I see no issues for UEFA, CONCACAF, CAF and the OFC in completing their competitions with single site, single game scenarios. It will be much tougher for CONMBEOL and the AFC who are still in the group stage phase. As for the Qatar Stars League, it will resume on July 24.

    I do wonder if we will see a CWC this year. Perhaps the 2020 winners will play in the 2021 CWC (in December in Qatar for the last edition of this format) and the 2021 winners will get thrown into the qualifying bucket for an expanded 2025 CWC. I struggle to see how FIFA could organize an expanded CWC before then with all the calendar issues.
     

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