FIFA Club World Cup 2023 kicks off on Wednesday in Morocco with Al Ahly taking on Auckland City FC at Tangier's Ibn Batouta Stadium. UEFA Champions League winner Real Madrid are big favourites in the tournament as they eye their fifth title.
This is going to be one of the last Club World Cups to be played under its current format of seven teams. FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced during the 2022 World Cup that the global club tournament will change to an elaborate format of 32 teams in 2025.
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Here’s all you need to about the FIFA Club World Cup 2023:
What is the format for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?
FIFA Club World Cup will have seven knockout matches with the usual 30-minute extra time and penalties as tie-breakers. However, in the case of the third-place matches, the match will directly go into penalties if scores are tied after 90 minutes.
What are the venues for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?
The matches are divided into Rabat's Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium and Tangier's Ibn Batouta Stadium.
What are the teams for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?
Real Madrid - European Champions
Seattle Sounders - North & Central America champions
Flamengo - Copa Libertadores champions
Al Hilal - Asian Club champions
Auckland City - Oceania champions
Wydad Casablanca - host nation and African champions
Al Ahly - African Champions League runners-up as champions Wydad qualified as the host nation.
What is the schedule for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?
Round 1 - February 2 (Thursday) Al Ahly vs Auckland City (12:30 AM IST) in Tangier
Round 2 - February 4 (Saturday) Wydad Casablanca vs Al Hilal (8 PM IST ) in Rabat Feb 4 (Saturday)
Seattle Sounders vs Round 1 winner (11 PM IST ) in Tangier Semi-finals February 8 (Wednesday)
Flamengo vs Round 2 Winner Match 1 (12:30 AM IST ) in Tangier February 9 (Thursday)
Real Madrid vs Winner of Round 2 Match 2 (12:30 AM IST ) in Tangier February 11 (Saturday)
Third-place match (9 PM) in Rabat Feb 12 (Sunday IST )
Final (12:30 AM) in Rabat
Where to watch the live telecast of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 in India?
The live telecast of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 will not be available on in India.
Where to watch the live stream of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 in India?
The FIFA Club World Cup will be live-streamed on FIFA+ across 50 regions around the globe.
What are the squads for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?
Real Madrid - TBA
Seattle Sounders - TBA
Flamengo - TBA
Al Hilal - TBA
Auckland City - TBA
Wydad Casablanca - TBA
Al Ahly - TBA
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