Qatar 2019: Meet the contenders

FIFA Club World Cup



Meet the


Al Hilal

Saudi Arabia

🌏 AFC Champions League winners

👋 First Saudi Arabian team at the Club World Cup since 2005

🔝 Saudi Arabia’s most successful club

🌟 Star names: Sebastian Giovinco, Bafetimbi Gomis, Carlos Eduardo

🗣️ Coach: Razvan Lucescu

🏆 Qatar Stars League champions

🥉 Making their second Club World Cup appearance, where they won bronze, having conquered Asia in 2011

👏 No side in Qatar has won more trophies

Star names: Akram Afif, Baghdad Bounedjah, Hasan Al-Haydos

🗣️ Coach: Xavi

Al Sadd


🌍 CAF Champions League winners

🔙 Making a swift Club World Cup return as back-to-back African champions

💯 Currently celebrating their centenary year

⭐️ Star names: Anice Badri, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Khalil Chemmam

🗣️ Coach: Moine Chaabani



🌎 Conmebol Libertadores winners

🙌 Crowned South American champions for the first time in 38 years

🏟️ Club are estimated to have around 42 million fans in Brazil

🌟 Star names: Gabriel Barbosa, Bruno Henrique, Everton Ribeiro

🗣️ Coach: Jorge Jesus



🌏 OFC Champions League winners

💪 First team from New Caledonia to reach the Club World Cup

⛔️ They end an eight-year run of New Zealand continental dominance

Star names: Bertrand Kai, Roy Kayara, Rocky Nyikeine

🗣️ Coach: Felix Tagawa

Hienghene Sport

New Caledonia

🌎 Concacaf Champions League winners

🔝 Joint record Club World Cup Concacaf participants (four, equal with Pachuca)

🥉 Earned bronze back at Japan 2012

⭐️ Star names: Rogelio Funes Mori, Nicolas Sanchez, Miguel Layun

🗣️ Coach: Antonio Mohamed





🌍 UEFA Champions League winners

🥈 Making their return after earning Club World Cup silver in 2005

🤩 Squad features UEFA’s (Virgil van Dijk) and CAF’s (Mohamed Salah) players of the year

🌟 Star names: Van Dijk, Salah, Sadio Mane

🗣️ Coach: Jurgen Klopp

11 December

Al Sadd v Hienghene Sport


14 December

Monterrey v Winner 1

Al Hilal v Esperance


17 December

Flamengo v Winner 3

18 December

Winner 2 v Liverpool

How they'll begin

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