Manchester City discover FIFA Club World Cup opponent


The body governing football in the world, FIFA have announced the draw for the Club World Cup which will be hosted in Saudi Arabia in December 2023.

FIFA has revealed that the 2023 tournament will be played at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium and Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, holding approximately 62,000 and 27,000 spectators, respectively.

The FIFA Club World Cup will take place between December 12th and December 20th, with the Champions of Europe, Manchester City entering the tournament at the semi-final stages. The Cityzens qualified for the competition following their victory over Inter Milan courtesy of a goal from Rodri on June 10, 2023.

Which clubs will be involved?

AFC Champions League 2022 winners: Urawa Reds, Japan

CAF Champions League 2022/2023 winners: Al Ahly FC, Egypt

CONCACAF Champions League 2023 winners: Club León, Mexico

CONMEBOL Libertadores 2023 winners: TBD

OFC Champions League 2023 winners: Auckland City FC, New Zealand

UEFA Champions League 2022/2023 winners: Manchester City FC, England

Host (latest winner of organising association's league): Al Ittihad FC, Saudi Arabia

See full fixtures:

Match Two: Al Ahly vs. Al Ittihad or Auckland City

Match Three: Club Leon vs. Urawa Reds

Semi-Final One, Match Four: Al Ittihad or Auckland City or Al Ahly vs. Copa Libertadores winners

Semi-Final Two, Match Five: Urawa Reds or Club Leon vs. Manchester City

Match Six and Match Seven will be a third-place play-off and the final respectively.