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Fifa Club World Cup line-up confirmed: The six teams competing with Liverpool in Qatar

By Ben Green

Published: 15:45, 24 November 2019 | Updated: 15:02, 27 November 2019

Liverpool have now discovered the six teams they will compete with for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar next month.

The Reds travel to Doha in December to take part in the 16th edition of the competition, having never previously lifted the trophy.

Who will compete at the 2019 CWC? Five things to know…

  • As winners of the Champions League Liverpool will enter the competition at the semi-final phase on December 17.
  • They will be joined by Copa Libertadores winners Flamengo in the penultimate stage, but their opponents are yet to be decided.
  • The first and second-round fixtures take place on December 11 and 14.
  • Hienghene Sport and Al-Sadd will contest the only first-round match.
  • Meanwhile Al-Hilal, Monterrey and Esperance de Tunis will come in during the second-round stage.

The reigning European champions will enter the tournament at the semi-final stage, which takes place on December 17, before either contesting the final or third-place play-off four days later.

Who they will come up against in the penultimate phase is yet to be determined with the first and second-round fixtures occurring on December 11 and 14.

However, all seven teams have now been confirmed for the competition, meaning Liverpool will at least know who is in the running for the annual gong.

The Club World Cup is contested between the the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host country’s own league champions.

Liverpool qualified in June after winning the Champions League and will now be joined in the semi-final stage by Brazilian outfit Flamengo, who sealed a dramatic late victory over River Plate in the Copa Libertadores on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Al-Hilal beat Urawa Red Diamonds in the AFC Champions League on Sunday and will now enter the second-round phase, as will CONCACAF Champions League champions Monterrey and CAF Champions League winners Esperance de Tunis.

Finally, OFC Champions League winners Hienghene Sport will take on Qatari side Al-Sadd in the first round on December 11.

Fixture list as it stands

December 11

First-round: Al-Sadd vs Hienghene Sport

December 14

Second-round: Monterrey vs winners of match one

Second-round: Al-Hilal vs Esperance de Tunis

December 17

Semi-final: Liverpool vs winners of match two

Fifth place play-off: Losers of match two vs losers of match three

December 18

Semi-final: Flamengo vs winners of match three

December 21

Final: Winners of match five vs winners of match six

Third place play-off: Losers of match five vs losers of match six

Full team list

Al-Sadd (Qatar)
Hienghene Sport (New Caledonia)
Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)