Bayern to face Al Ahly or Al Duhail in Club World Cup | Football News


Bayern Munich are looking to add to the five trophies they have won in 2020: Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and German Super Cup.

European champions Bayern Munich will face African champions Egypt Al Ahly or Qatar champions Al Duhail in the Club World Cup semi-finals next month.

The tournament draw took place on Tuesday at FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

The semi-final will be played on February 8 at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, which last month became the fourth stadium of the Qatar 2022 World Cup to be inaugurated.

Bayern Munich are looking to add the FIFA title to the five trophies they have won in 2020: Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and German Super Cup.

Representatives from Oceania Auckland City withdrew due to the pandemic and related quarantine measures required by New Zealand authorities.

This allowed Al Duhail to earn a bye in the first round.

On February 4, Al Ahly and Al Duhail will meet at the nearby Education City stadium, another venue for the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar.

Cairo giant Al Ahly, coached by South African Pitso Mosimane, is Africa’s most successful club, having been nine times champion of the continent.

Meanwhile, Al Duhail, whose manager is former French international Sabri Lamouchi, qualifies as the defending host country champion.

CONCACAF Champions League-winning Mexican club Tigres UANL will face Asian champion Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea on February 4 for the right to face the winners of the South American club competition Copa Libertadores in the first semi-final on February 7.

Brazilian clubs Santos and Palmeiras will face off in the delayed South American centerpiece at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on January 30.

The 2020 edition was originally scheduled for December 2020 but has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and because the Copa Libertadores is not yet over.

The final will be played at Education City on Thursday, February 11.

Liverpool beat Brazilian Flamengo 1-0 to win the last FIFA Club World Cup, which also took place in Qatar, in 2019.

It was the first time Liverpool had won the competition and they only became the second English team to lift the trophy after Manchester United in 2008.

Draw

February 4

1st QF

Tigers v Ulsan Hyundai

2nd QF

Al Duhail vs. Al Ahly

February 7

Play-off for fifth place

1st semi-final

Santos / Palmeiras vs. Tigres / Ulsan Hyundai

February 8

2nd semi-final

Al Duhail / Al Ahly v Bayern Munich

February 11th

Play-off for third place (3:00 p.m. GMT)

Final (18h00 GMT)



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