FIFA finalises draw for Club World Cup 2019

Host Al Sadd – unless it was to be crowned champion of Asia – and Hienghene Sport have a meeting with Monterrey to look forward to, before the winner faces Liverpool in the semifinal.

The 2019 FIFA Club World Cup will be held in Qatar. (FILE IMAGE)   -  GETTY IMAGES

The path to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar was set as former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen drew the seven contenders in Zurich.

Africa's Esperance Sportive de Tunis will be following the final rounds of the AFC Champions League intently to find out its quarterfinal opponent. The winner of the match will then face off against the winner of the CONMEBOL Libertadores.

Meanwhile, host Al Sadd – unless it was to be crowned champion of Asia – and Hienghene Sport have a meeting with Monterrey to look forward to, before the winner faces Liverpool.

“I’m really excited for the competition,” Owen said, following the draw. “There’s not many players that get their hands on this trophy in their careers and of course every player wants to win a whole array of trophies. This is one of the difficult ones to win and I’m sure everyone will be going full at it to win.”

The Draw

Opening match
1. Al Sadd SC v Hienghene Sport

Second round
2. Monterrey v Winner of Match 1
3. AFC Champions League winner v Esperance Sportive de Tunis

Semifinals
4. Winner of Match 2 v Liverpool
5. CONMEBOL Libertadores winners v Winners of Match 3

 

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