FIFA Club World Cup Draw: Man City Could Face Al-Ittihad in Final
by privatebet.com - 2023/09/06
The FIFA Club World Cup draw took place in Jeddah on Tuesday, and we already know who could face in the tournament’s final match. Manchester City could come head-to-head with Karim Benzema’s Al-Ittihad in the final, taking place in Saudi Arabia this December. The 2023 FIFA Club World Cup will return to Jeddah between December 12-22, marking the first time this tournament took place in Saudi Arabia. Real Madrid are the defending champions, but they won’t be able to compete after suffering a crushing loss in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals to the eventual winners Manchester City. The tournament will kick off on December 12, with a match between Saudi Arabian champion Al-Ittihad and Auckland City, the champion of Oceania. The winner of this match will eventually face African champion Al Ahly of Egypt and fight for a place in the semi-finals against the champion of South America. Man City won’t get to play their first match until December 19 since they secured a direct entry to the semi-finals. They’ll meet either Club Leon of Mexico or Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan, and the door is open for their potential face-off with Al-Ittihad in the final. The 2023 FIFA Club World Cup will mark the last seven-team edition of this tournament before the Club World Cup switches to a 32-team format in 2025.