๐Ÿ† FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021

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The FIFA Club World Cup 2021 (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 presented by Alibaba Cloud due to sponsorship reasons) is the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, an international club football tournament organized by FIFA that pits the winners of the six continental confederations against the league champions of the host nation. The event will take place in the United Arab Emirates from February 3 to 12, 2022.

Qualified Teams

  • Chelsea: Winners of the 2020โ€“21 UEFA Champions League

  • Palmeiras: Winners of the 2021 Copa Libertadores

  • Al Hilal: Winners of the 2021 AFC Champions League

  • Al Ahly: Winners of the 2020โ€“21 CAF Champions League

  • Monterrey: Winners of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League

  • AS Pirae: Nominated by OFC

  • Al Jazira: Winners of the 2020โ€“21 UAE Pro League

In this thread we shall be covering all Club World Cup fixtures. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches

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More details on the Tournamentโ€ฆ

  • The tournamentโ€™s draw took place on November 29, 2021, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1) at FIFA headquarters in Zรผrich, Switzerland, to determine the second round matches (between the first round winner and teams from the AFC, CAF, and CONCACAF) and the semi-final opponents of the two second round winners (against teams from CONMEBOL and UEFA).

  • If a match is tied after normal playing time

  • For elimination matches, extra time is played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.
    For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time is played, and a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.

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Palmeiras have qualified for the Club World Cup final.

Chelsea or Al-Hilal awaits :trophy:

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Club World Cup rules:

  • Up to 5 substitutes from a bench of 12, with an additional replacement permitted should the game enter extra time.

  • VAR being used and thereโ€™s semi-automated limb-tracking technology on offsides being used.

  • Extra time and penalties in event of a draw.

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:hushed: Remember ex-West Brom Matheus Pereira? He will face Chelsea in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals with Al-Hilal later today

:fire: He has played a direct hand in five goals in two previous appearances against Chelsea (2 goals, 3 assists)

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The Club World Cup is the only major trophy available to Chelsea that theyโ€™ve ๐๐Ž๐“ won in their history.

Itโ€™s time to change thatโ€ฆ :trophy:

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Chelsea will be the first Premier League club to play under โ€˜robot refereesโ€™ in the FIFA Club World Cup tonight. Will be interesting to see how Timo Werner fares tonight if he plays. Has a habit of being offside so many times.

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Preview: Al Hilal vs Chelsea

Chelsea will take on Saudi Arabian champions Al Hilal SFC at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium on Wednesday with a place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup on the line.

Chelsea have made it to the semi-finals of the tournament courtesy of their UEFA Champions League success under Thomas Tuchel last season. The Blues prepared for the encounter with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup over the weekend. With just one defeat in their last 15 games in all competitions, the European champions will look to take a step closer to winning their second trophy of the season after lifting the UEFA Super Cup.

Al Hilal entered the competition at the quarter-final stage after winning the AFC Champions League last season. Managed by former AS Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim, the Riyadh-based outfit thrashed Al Jazira 6-1 to register a record victory and book a date with Chelsea in the penultimate stage of the competition. The Asian club are on a six-game unbeaten run and will be looking to extend that run and make it to the final.

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Al-Hilal: Al Muaiouf; Al Burayk, Jang, Al Bulayhi, Shahrani; Cuรฉllar, Kanno, Al Dawsari; Pereira, Marega, Ighalo.

Chelsea: Kepa; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rรผdiger; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Ziyech, Lukaku, Havertz.

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Romelu Lukaku has scored his first goal since the 1-1 draw against Brighton in December 2021.

Ending a run of six games with a goal. :sweat_smile:

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Romelu Lukaku needed that goal :raised_hands:

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Romโ€™s goal the difference at the break! :+1:

:large_blue_circle: 0-1 :yellow_circle: |

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Champions of Europe: :ballot_box_with_check:
Champions of the world: ๐™ป๐™พ๐™ฐ๐™ณ๐™ธ๐™ฝ๐™ถโ€ฆ

Romelu Lukakuโ€™s goal takes Chelsea to the Club World Cup final :earth_africa:

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Thomas Tuchel has now reached the final of every competition Chelsea have entered since he took charge of the club:

โ—‰ UCL
โ—‰ FA Cup
โ—‰ EFL Cup
โ—‰ Super Cup
โ—‰ Club World Cup

It only took him 379 days to complete the set. :sweat_smile:

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And then there were two :eyes:

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The Club World Cup Final is upon us :star_struck:

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Chelsea face Palmeiras in the Club World Cup Final looking to win the only trophy they have never won since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

Abramovich took over at Stamford Bridge with the aim of achieving world domination and, in Abu Dhabi today, Chelsea can they realise that dream.

The Blues lost in the final of their only previous Club World Cup appearance, beaten by another Brazilian outfit, Corinthians, in 2012.

Romelu Lukakuโ€™s goal proved decisive in Wednesdayโ€™s semi-final win over Saudi side Al Hilal, while Palmeiras reached the final thanks to a 2-0 victory over Al Ahly.

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Match for 3rd Place - Al Ahly SC :vs: Al-Hilal at 6:30pm IST

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Al Ahly SC - :3rd_place_medal::clap::clap:

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