FIFA's annual tournament is taking place again this December amid plans of a complete competition revamp

The Club World Cup has returned once again this December in Doha, with Qatar replacing the United Arab Emirates as the host nation.

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Seven clubs from six confederations battle it out to lớn be crowned world champions.

UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool are making their third appearance in the competition after former champions Real Madrid appeared in three straight Club World Cups. takes a look at everything you need to lớn know about the tournament.

What is the 2019 Club World Cup?

The Club World Cup crowns the world champions of club football, involving winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation's league champions.

It is not as illustrious an event as the international World Cup in Europe due to the dominance of the UEFA Champions League, but is a more prized possession on other continents such as South America.

It has been held in a number of different formats over the years.

From 1960 to lớn 2004, UEFA và CONMEBOL played the Intercontinental Cup, which saw the winners of the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores meet in a one-off final.

FIFA introduced the Club World Cup in 2000, but various internal problems meant that the second edition was not played until 2005.

This year, the Club World Cup will take place in Qatar instead of the UAE as it had been in recent years. Qatar will host both the 2019 và 2020 tournaments, serving as chạy thử events ahead of their hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

The 2020 Club World Cup will be the final one played in its current iteration as FIFA have announced their plans of revamping it for the 2021 edition, with a view to expand the competition khổng lồ 24 teams .


Which teams qualified for 2019 Club World Cup?

Liverpool (UEFA) will be participating in the competition following their 2018-19 Champions League success. This will be the second time they are to feature in the competition following their participation in the 2005 edition, where they lost to lớn Sao Paolo in the final.

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Monterrey (CONCACAF) are appearing in their fourth Club World Cup after winning the CONCACAF Champions League. 

Flamengo (CONMEBOL) are featuring as winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores.

Hienghene sport (OCF) are also set to lớn take part, while Qatar Stars League champions Al-Sadd enter as the host side.

Esperance de Tunis (CAF) enter as the winners of the 2018-19 CAF Champions League.

Al-Hilal (AFC) will compete for the first time after winning the 2019 AFC Champions League.

Due to December fixture congestion in which Liverpool are lớn play a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Aston Villa on December 17, as well as the Club World Cup semi-final a day later on December 18, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will field two different teams for both matches.

A club statement read : "Liverpool Football Club can confirm our Carabao Cup quarter-final tie at Aston Villa will take place on Tuesday December 17, 2019.

"As a result, we will be utilising two playing squads simultaneously, with one squad participating in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar & another in the Carabao Cup."

Which venues will be used for the 2019 Club World Cup?

FIFA confirmed that the competition will take place across three venues in Doha. The Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium và the Education city Stadium are all set to be tournament venues, with the former two having served as stadiums for the 2011 Asian Cup.

The Education city Stadium, which is freshly bilt, will be a host venue for the 2022 World Cup alongside the Khalifa International Stadium.

2019 Club World Cup fixtures và dates

Play-off round

No.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location
1Dec 11Al-Sadd 3-1 Hienghene Sport8:30pm / 5:30pmJassim bin Hamad Stadium

No.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location
2Dec 14Al-Sadd 2-3 Monterrey 8:30pm / 5:30pmJassim bin Hamad Stadium
3Dec 14Al-Hilal 1-0 Esperance de Tunis5pm / 2pmJassim bin Hamad Stadium

No.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location
4Dec 17Al-Sadd 2-6 Esperance de Tunis 5:30pm / 2:30pmKhalifa International Stadium

No.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location
5Dec 17Al-Hilal 1-3 Flamengo 8:30pm / 5:30pmKhalifa International Stadium
6Dec 18Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool 8:30pm / 5:30pmKhalifa International Stadium

No.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location
7Dec 21Al-Hilal 2-2 Monterrey (3-4 pens.)5:30pm / 2:30pmEducation city Stadium

No.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location
8Dec 21Flamengo 0-1 Liverpool8:30pm / 5:30pmEducation city Stadium

How can I watch the 2019 Club World Cup?

The đài truyền hình bbc will broadcast every match at the 2019 Club World Cup live. Liverpool's matches will be shown live on bbc TV and the games involving other clubs will be available to watch online or via đài truyền hình bbc iPlayer.

How lớn buy tickets lớn the 2019 Club World Cup

Full ticket details for each club are available on their official website.

Liverpool fans wishing to purchase tickets & are priority rights holders were able to make their transactions on the club website from 3pm GMT October 31 until 8am on November 1

Hospitality seasonal members & season ticket holders could buy their tickets from 8.15am GMT on November 1 until 8am November 4 .

Liverpool official members could buy their tickets from 8.15am GMT November 4 until 8am November 5.

Ticket pricing is as follows:

Second semi-final (Match 6) - Wednesday December 18, 8.30pm kick-off (local time)

Category 1 (£66) Category 2 (£33) Category 3 (£16.50)

Third-place play-off và final double header (Matches 7 và 8) - Saturday December 21

Third-place play-off: 5.30pm kick-off (local time)Final: 8.30pm kick-off (local time)