Bayern Munich will try to add a 6th consecutive trophy to its 2020 grand slam with the Club World Cup in Qatar (February 4 to 11), the draw of which took place in Zurich on Tuesday.
The winner of the European Champions League will enter the tournament directly in the semi-finals on February 8, and will face the winner of the quarter-final between Qatari hosts Al Duhail, coached by Frenchman Sabri Lamouchi, and champion of Africa, the Egyptian club of Al Ahly.
In the other half of the table, the Tigers (Mexico) of André-Pierre Gignac, champions of the Concacaf zone, will face in quarter the winner of the Champions League of Asia, the South Korean club of Ulsan.
The qualifying team will play the second semi-final against the winner of the Copa Libertadores from South America, whose final will pit two Brazilian clubs, Santos and Palmeiras, against each other on January 30.
Since 2013, the trophy has not escaped the European representative.
The defending champion is Liverpool, who succeeded Real Madrid in 2019, three-time winner from 2016 to 2018.
The tournament played in February is in fact the 2020 edition of the World Club, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The virus forced the Auckland (New Zealand) team, which was to represent Oceania, to forgo the trip due to the quarantine requirement they should have undergone on return.
Quarter-finals, February 4
(3:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. GMT) Tigers (MEX) - Ulsan (KOR)
(6.30 p.m., 5.30 p.m. GMT) Al Duhail (QAT) - Al Ahly (EGY)
Semi-finals, February 7 and 8
(19h00, 18h00 GMT) Winner match A against winner Copa Libertadores
(19h00, 18h00 GMT) Winner match B against Bayern Munich (GER)
Final, February 11
(4:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. GMT) Match for 3rd place
(7:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. GMT) Final
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