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The FIFA Club World Cup is back once again, a few months later than scheduled. Bayern Munich will be representing Europe in Qatar, while Palmeiras features for South America. Here’s all the information you need for the tournament.
The FIFA Club World Cup will be taking part in Qatar this year, and will start on Thursday, February 4.
The tournament – which will last just over a week – was delayed from earlier in the season.
The Club World Cup usually takes place before Christmas, but was pushed back to February over Covid fears.
All matches will be free to watch in the UK this year, with Bayern Munich the headline act.
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Bayern qualified for the competition after beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final last season.
The Club World Cup is made up of continental champions, although New Zealand’s Auckland City have had to withdraw from the tournament due to coronavirus.
Palmeiras are South America’s representatives after winning last season’s Copa Libertadores.
They’ll be joined by Egypt’s Al Ahly, Mexican side Tigres UANL, Doha’s Al-Duhail, and South Korean team Ulsan Hyundai.
Bayern and Palmeiras have automatically qualified for the semi-finals, whereas the other teams face a first-round tie.
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How to watch the FIFA Club World Cup
The FIFA Club World Cup will be broadcast for free in the UK.
Every match of the tournament will be shown by the BBC.
Selected games will be available on the BBC Red Button, whereas all games will be available to stream
How to live stream the FIFA Club World Cup
The matches will be streamed live on the BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website, and the BBC Sport app.
FIFA Club World Cup fixtures
Thursday February 4
Tigres vs Ulsan – 2pm
Al-Duhail vs Ahly – 5.30pm
Sunday February 7
Palmeiras vs Tigres/Ulsan – 6pm
TBC vs TBC – 3pm
Monday February 8
Al-Duhail/Al Ahly vs Bayern Munich – 6pm
Thursday February 11
TBC vs TBC – 3pm
TBC vs TBC – 6pm
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