Manchester City will discover their opponents for the FIFA Club World Cup, as Pep Guardiola’s side bid to win the competition in Saudi Arabia later this year.
The treble-winners will look to become FIFA Club World Champions for the first in Manchester City’s history in December, having qualified for the tournament as a result of winning the UEFA Champions League back in June.
Rodri smashed Manchester City to a maiden Champions League triumph in Istanbul against Inter last season, with the famous victory also securing the Sky Blues’ place in the newly-expanded 32-team competition in 2025, taking place in the USA.
The FIFA Club World Cup sees the winners of the UEFA Champions League, Oceania Champions League, Asian Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, African Champions League, Copa Libertadores, and Saudi Arabian National League all compete against one another.
Real Madrid are the current FIFA Club World Cup holders, meanwhile Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has won the trophy on three previous occasions – twice with Barcelona and once with Bayern Munich.
The competition is scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia between December 12th and December 20th.
As the start of the competition looms, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup draw!
When is the FIFA Club World Cup draw?
The draw for the FIFA Club World Cup will take place on Tuesday 5th September at 12:00 BST, live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
How can I watch the FIFA Club World Cup draw?
The FIFA Club World Cup draw will be streamed live across FIFA’s respective digital and online platforms.
City Xtra will also have live updates across their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.
Who could Manchester City face in the FIFA Club World Cup?
Manchester City will compete against Urawa Reds (Japan), Al Ahly (Egypt), Club León (Mexico), Auckland City (New Zealand), Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), and the winner of the Copa Libertadores (CONMEBOL).
What is the FIFA Club World Cup fixture schedule?
The FIFA Club World Cup will take place between December 12th and December 20th, with Manchester City entering the tournament at the semi-final stages.
Match One (First Round): Al Ittihad FC v Auckland City FC – 12/12/2023
Match Two (Second Round): Team A v Team B – 15/12/2023
Match Three (Second Round): Team C v Team D – 15/12/2023
Match Four (Semi-Final): CONMEBOL representative v M2 or M3 winner – 18/12/2023
Match Five (Semi-Final): M2 or M3 winner v Manchester City – 19/12/2023
Match Six (Third Place Play-Off): TBC vs TBC – 22/12/2023
Match Seven (Final): TBC vs TBC – 22/12/2023
Where will FIFA Club World Cup matches be held?
FIFA have revealed that the 2023 tournament will be played at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium and Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, holding approximately 62,000 and 27,000 spectators, respectively.
What about Manchester City’s Premier League commitments?
Manchester City’s Premier League fixture against Brentford has been postponed, with a new date for the match to be announced in due course.
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