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UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid kick off the FIFA Club World Cup on Wednesday 8 February against Seattle Sounders, Al Ahly or Auckland City in Morocco.

Club World Cup calendar

02/01 Al Ahly – Auckland City (first round)
02/04 Seattle Sounders – Al Ahly / Auckland City (Second Round)
02/04 Wydad Casablanca – Al-Hilal (second round)
02/07 Flamengo – Wydad Casablanca / Al-Hilal (semi-finals)
02/08 Seattle Sounders / Al Ahly / Auckland City – Real Madrid (Semi-Finals)
02/11 Game for third place
02/11 The final

What is the Club World Cup?

The Club World Cup is an annual tournament organized by FIFA involving the winners of the six continental confederations and the champions of the host country. European teams have won each of the last nine editions, including Chelsea’s Abu Dhabi last year.


Chelsea won the Club World Cup in 2022Getty Images

Who participates in the Club World Cup?

Entering the first round
Auckland City (New Zealand)
Al-Ahly (Egypt)

Entering the second round
Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
Seattle Sirens (USA)
Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)

Get into the semifinals
Flamengo (Brazil)
Real Madrid (Spain)

When and where does the Club World Cup take place?

The Club World Cup will take place in two Moroccan cities – Rabat and Tangier – from Wednesday 1ᵉʳ to Saturday 11 February.

How did Real Madrid qualify for the Club World Cup?

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World club record

Real Madrid 4 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Barcelona 3 (2009, 2011, 2015)
Bayern Munich 2 (2013, 2021)
2 Corinthians (2000, 2012)
Milan 1 (2007)
Chelsea 1 (2022)
International 1 (2006)
Inter Milan 1 (2010)
Liverpool 1 (2019)
Manchester United 1 (2008)
Sao Paulo 1 (2005)

The most successful countries

7: Spain
4: Brazil
3: England
2: Germany, Italy

Most successful clubs*

Real Madrid 7 (1960, 1998, 2002; 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Milan 4 (1969, 1989, 1990; 2007)
Bayern Munich 4 (1976, 2001; 2013, 2021)
Barcelona 3 (2009, 2011, 2015)
Boca Juniors 3 (1977, 2000, 2003)
Inter 3 (1964, 1965; 2010)
National 3 (1971, 1980, 1988)
Penarol 3 (1961, 1966, 1982)
Sao Paulo 3 (1992, 1993; 2005)

*European and South American Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

Real Madrid recently won the Club World Cup in 2018

Real Madrid recently won the Club World Cup in 2018Getty Images

The goalscorers of the Club World Cup of the European teams

7: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)

6: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

5: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

3: Nicolas Anelka (Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

2: Adriano (Barcelona), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Quinton Fortune (Manchester United), Raúl González (Real Madrid), Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) , Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona), own goal

1: Jonathan Biabiany (Inter Milan), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Nicky Butt (Manchester United), Dante (Bayern Munich), Deco (Barcelona), Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan), Cesc Fàbregas (Barcelona), Darren Fletcher (Manchester United ), Geremi (Real Madrid), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Mario Götze (Bayern Munich), Eidur Gudjohnsen (Barcelona), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Xavi Hernández (Barcelona), Fernando Hierro (Real Madrid), Isco (Real Madrid ), Kaká (Milan), Naby Keïta (Liverpool), Seydou Keita (Barcelona), Marcos Llorente (Real Madrid), Mario Mandžukić (Bayern Munich), Rafael Márquez (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Maxwell (Barcelona), Diego Milito (Inter), Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Fernando Morientes (Real Madrid), Alessandro Nesta (Milan), Goran Pandev (Inter), Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Ronaldinho (Barcelona) , Sávio (Real Madrid), Clarence Seedorf (AC Milan), Dejan Stanković (Inter), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern Munich), Fernando T. Orres (Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Dwight Yorke (Manchester United), Javier Zanetti (Inter)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal at the Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal at the Club World CupCorbis via Getty Images

Gareth Bale celebrates a goal at the Club World Cup

Gareth Bale celebrates a goal at the Club World CupGetty Images

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal at the Club World Cup

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal at the Club World CupAFP via Getty Images

Luis Suárez celebrates a goal in the Club World Cup

Luis Suárez celebrates a goal in the Club World CupFIFA via Getty Images

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