Qatar 2019: Meet the contenders

FIFA Club World Cup

Qatar

2019:

Meet the

contenders

Al Hilal

Saudi Arabia

🌏 AFC Champions League winners


👋 First Saudi Arabian team at the Club World Cup since 2005


🔝 Saudi Arabia’s most successful club


🌟 Star names: Sebastian Giovinco, Bafetimbi Gomis, Carlos Eduardo


🗣️ Coach: Razvan Lucescu

🏆 Qatar Stars League champions


🥉 Making their second Club World Cup appearance, where they won bronze, having conquered Asia in 2011


👏 No side in Qatar has won more trophies


Star names: Akram Afif, Baghdad Bounedjah, Hasan Al-Haydos


🗣️ Coach: Xavi

Al Sadd

Qatar

🌍 CAF Champions League winners


🔙 Making a swift Club World Cup return as back-to-back African champions


💯 Currently celebrating their centenary year


⭐️ Star names: Anice Badri, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Khalil Chemmam



🗣️ Coach: Moine Chaabani

Esperance

Tunisia

🌎 Conmebol Libertadores winners


🙌 Crowned South American champions for the first time in 38 years


🏟️ Club are estimated to have around 42 million fans in Brazil


🌟 Star names: Gabriel Barbosa, Bruno Henrique, Everton Ribeiro


🗣️ Coach: Jorge Jesus

Flamengo

Brazil

🌏 OFC Champions League winners


💪 First team from New Caledonia to reach the Club World Cup


⛔️ They end an eight-year run of New Zealand continental dominance


Star names: Bertrand Kai, Roy Kayara, Rocky Nyikeine


🗣️ Coach: Felix Tagawa

Hienghene Sport

New Caledonia

🌎 Concacaf Champions League winners


🔝 Joint record Club World Cup Concacaf participants (four, equal with Pachuca)


🥉 Earned bronze back at Japan 2012


⭐️ Star names: Rogelio Funes Mori, Nicolas Sanchez, Miguel Layun


🗣️ Coach: Antonio Mohamed

Monterrey

Mexico

Liverpool

England

🌍 UEFA Champions League winners


🥈 Making their return after earning Club World Cup silver in 2005


🤩 Squad features UEFA’s (Virgil van Dijk) and CAF’s (Mohamed Salah) players of the year


🌟 Star names: Van Dijk, Salah, Sadio Mane


🗣️ Coach: Jurgen Klopp

11 December

Al Sadd v Hienghene Sport

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14 December

Monterrey v Winner 1

Al Hilal v Esperance

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17 December

Flamengo v Winner 3

18 December

Winner 2 v Liverpool

How they'll begin

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