World Club Draw 2022: date, format, qualified teams and how it works

World Club Draw 2022: date, format, qualified teams and how it works

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Real Madrid will know its path today, Friday, but not its rivals, in the Club World Cup. The draw for the tournament draw is held at 12:00 noon (local time, same time in Spain) at the Mohamed VI Football Academy in Salé, a city bordering the capital Rabat. The draw will define the pairings for the second round of the tournament and the semifinals, a tie in which Ancelotti’s team will begin their participation on February 7 or 8 in search of winning the tournament for the fifth time and being world champion for the eighth time (adding his three Intercontinentals). The former player of Deportivo Noureddine Naybetinternational with the most matches in the history of Morocco (115 matches) will be the innocent hand of the draw.

Which teams are playing in the Club World Cup?

Seven teams participate in the Club World Cup, although they start their journey in different rounds of the tournament.

preliminary round

Al Ahly (Egypt) oneAfrican Champions League runner-up
Auckland City (New Zealand) Champion of the Champions of Oceania

Quarter finals

Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) Champion of the African Champions League (host)
Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) 2Champion of the Asian Champions League 2021
Seattle Sounders (United States) Concacaf Champions League

semifinals

Real Madrid UEFA Champions League winner
flamenco Libertadores Cup Champion

one Al Ahly occupies the vacancy left as host by Wydad Casablanca as this team is the champion of the African Champions League because the Club World Cup regulations prevent two teams from the same country from participating.

2 Al Hilal comes on behalf of the Asian confederation as the 2021 continental champion because the 2022 edition is still taking place and will end in May 2023.

How the raffle works

The draw is conditioned in two ways: firstly, by the different rounds of the competition in which each team will begin their journey; secondly, due to the existence of seeded heads and the place reserved for the host.

The crossover of the preliminary round is decided in advance. Egyptian Al Ahly, who occupy the place they ‘inherited’ from the host, will face me against New Zealand’s Auckland City.

in the second round (a kind of half-final quarterfinals) Wydad Casablanca, Al Hilal and Seattle Sounders enter the competition. The condition in the draw for this round is that the host cannot face the winner of the preliminary round.. Thus, there will only be two balls with teams, that of Al Hilal and that of the Seattle Sounders, and, in another drum, two balls labeled Team A and Team B. The team that lands ball A will face the winner of the preliminary round and the team with which ball B comes out will face Wydad Casablanca.

In the specific draw for the semifinals, Real Madrid and Flamengo will act as seeded players and will not be able to face each other.

The winners of the semifinals will play the final on February 11 and the losers will meet that same day in the match for third place.

Club World Cup schedule

Preliminary round (February 1)

  • Match 1 (M1): Al Ahly v Auckland City

Second round / quarterfinals (February 4)

  • Match 2 (M2): Team A – Winner M1
  • Match 3 (M3): Wydad Casablanca – Team B

Semifinals (7 and 8 February)

Final and match for third place (February 11)

Casillas lifts the Club World Cup that Real Madrid won in Marrakech in 2014.

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Casillas lifts the Club World Cup that Real Madrid won in Marrakech in 2014.Lars Baron – FIFAFIFA via Getty Images

Club World Cup venues

FIFA has not yet announced the cities and stadiums that will host the tournament matches. Marrakech was the venue for the two previous editions hosted by Morocco, in 2013 together with Agadir and in 2014 it shared the bill with Rabat.


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