Club World Cup 2019: Who Liverpool could face in Qatar, key dates and kick-off times
Liverpool will bid to be crowned Club World Cup winners when they travel to Qatar in December. Sky Sports supplies you with all you want to understand…
Jurgen Klopp will subject two squads concurrently, the Following Day playing with Aston Villa in the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar and the Carabao Cup on December 17.
Klopp states the logistics behind the club’s back games are yet to be decided – with the Reds’ first game in the competition occurring in Doha.
Liverpool will be among seven clubs participate from across the planet trying to be crowned Club World Cup champions – and it’s this competition that Klopp will prioritise.
Real Madrid are unable to compete to get a fourth-straight win following lifting the Champions League in 3 consecutive seasons before Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in last year’s final.
Klopp’s Champions League winners can face side Al Sadd, trained by former Barcelona midfielder Xavi, Hienghene Sport of New Caledonia or likely Mexican side Monterrey in the semi-final.
Should they progress to the closing, they’re likely to deal with the CONMEBOL winners – with River Plate facing Flamengo at Lima this month.
The very first game takes place on Wednesday, December 11, also sees face Hienghene Sport. The winners will face Monterrey three days later.
CAF Champions League champions Esperance Sportive de Tunis will face the AFC winners at the second-round clash that is other – of Saudi Arabia or J1 League side Urawa Red Diamonds.
The competition lasts for two months with Liverpool entering at the semi-final phase. The Reds have gotten a bye through the first two rounds, therefore will perform a max of two matches.
The semi-finals occur on December 17 and 18.
Liverpool will start their campaign at the Education City Stadium in Doha within their semi-final on December 18.
Win or lose, they’ll play in exactly the place which will sponsor the third-place play-off and the final .
Qatar is utilizing the 2019 and 2020 Club World Cup tournaments as a testing ground for the hosting of the 2022 World Cup finals.
Whereas the Khalifa International Stadium will host the the 15,000-capacity Jassim bin Hamad Stadium is going to be used during the second and first rounds.
Wednesday, December 11 – Al-Sadd vs Hienghene Sport (5.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 14 – AFC winners versus Esperance de Tunis (2.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 14 – Monterrey vs Winners of Match 1 (5.30pm GMT)
Tuesday, December 17 – Losers of Match 2 vs Losers of Match 3 (2.30pm GMT)
Tuesday, December 17 – CONMEBOL winners vs Winners of Match 3 (5.30pm GMT)
Wednesday, December 18 – Chairman of Match 2 vs Liverpool (5.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 21 – Losers of Match 6 vs Losers of Match 5 (2.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 21 – Chairman of Match 6 versus Winners of game 5 (5.30pm GMT)
Follow minute-by-minute updates across the Sky Sports site and program via our match blog for both games in Qatar. Coverage of their semi-final will start at 4pm on Wednesday, December 18.