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FIFA Club World Cup is a famous transnational men’s association football competition. The competition is overseen by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) which is the sport’s governing body. Football makes the world a small community as different teams meet to contest in the FIFA Club World Cup challenge. The competition also creates huge fan base as millions of people enjoy football and associate with various teams in the world.  FIFA competition was played first in 2000 as FIFA Club World Championship(20years) and has been a continuous series over the year. Different teams are coming to light while some are holding the titles severally.

The contest was no held from 2001 to 2005 a long break due to issues in the association. The major factor for the halt was the collapse of FIFA marketing partner ISL (international sport and leisure). However, the association was back to its feet in 2005, where the competition is held every year.  Different countries have had the privilege to host the competitions Brazil being the first host in 2000.

List of host countries from the year 2000 up to date.

  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • Unite the Arab Emirates
  • Morocco
  • Qatar

During the first FIFA Club, World Cup champions the competition ran simultaneously with the intercontinental cup. This a contest by the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadores playing in from 2000 to 2004. The champions from the two tournaments were officially recognized (2017) by FIFA as Club world champions.  In the year 2005, the Intercontinental cup merged with the FIFA Club World Cup was in the following year (2006) the tournament was established and named as FIFA Club World Cup. Teams who emerge winners in the competitions are awarded the FIFA Club World Cup trophy and provided with a FIFA World Champions certificate.

Tournament format.

The competition follows a certain protocol which involves seven teams, who compete for the title at the selected venues in the host country.  The contest goes for two weeks; the seven teams are selected from that year’s competitions winners:

  1. AFC Champions League (Asia)
  2. CAF Champions League (Africa)
  3. CONCACAF Champions League (North America)
  4. Copa Libertadores (South America)
  5. OFC Champions League (Oceania)
  6. UEFA Champions League (Europe)
  7. The host nation’s Champions

Winners from the above leagues will have a straight knock-out tournament. They will play against each other in the format below:

  1. The hostnation’s champions will play against the OFC champions (Oceania).
  2. The winner will then join the Champions of Asia, Africa and North Americain the Quarterfinals.
  3.  The winners in the quarter-finals will pal against the European and South America champions, and they will enter the semi-final stage the winners will then proceed to the final champions.

In FIFA Club History Real Madrid has the most victories having won the competition four times. The Corinthian’s inaugural victory has been the best in the FIFA Club World Cup records to produce best results as a host nation’s national league champions. Teams from Spain have won the play-offs seven times recording the most times from any nation.

2019 FIFA Club World Cup.

Qatar has the privilege to host the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup it was officially named as FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019. The competitions were sponsored by the Alibaba Cloud making the 16th edition of the competitions.  The contestants were winners from the six continental confederations and the host nation’s nationals league.  These went from 11th to 21 December 2019 at two allocated venues in Doha.

England’s Liverpool emerged the champions after defeating Brazil’s Flamengo (1-0). The win came after the teams were added extra time in the finals.  Flamengo takes the runners-up, third place goes for Monterrey, and fourth place goes to Al-Hilal.

Host appointment details.

Every year FIFA announces a host which they give ample time for the country host to prepare and keep the set regulations.  However, in 2019 announcement FIFA delayed the process where they were to announce on 15 March 2019 and did it on 28 May 2019.  The association state that the 2019-2020 tournaments host will be announced at the FIFA council meeting held in Paris, France (3 June 2019).The council picked Qatar as the potential host of the 2019-2020 tournaments. These also served as a test event since they are to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Club World Cup venues Doha Qatar.

The council also identified the three venues fit for the competitions; the venue could host large capacity. All three stadium is located at Doha. 

  • Jassim Bin Hamad stadium. (hosted the AFC Asian cup)
  • Khalifa international stadium (hosted the AFC Asian Cup and the finals)
  • Education city stadium. (to host the final match)

FIFA also select the same stadiums to host the 2022 FIFA World cup. However, the opening of the Education city stadium was postponed leaving the two stadium for use.  The Khalifa international stadium has a capacity of 45,416 while Jassim bin Hamad stadium can host a capacity of 11,918.

Qualified teams for the FIFA Club World Cup 2019.

The competitions had the last seven teams which played against each other leaving Liverpool as the winner.  The teams were as follows:

TeamConfederationQualificationParticipation
FlamengoCONMEBOL2019 Copa Libertadores1st
LiverpoolUEFA201-2019 UEFA champions league winners2nd (2005)
Al-HilalAFCAFC champions league winners.1st
Esperance de TunisCAF2018-2019 CAF champions league winners3rd (in previous years 2011-2018)
MonterreyCONCACAFCONCACAF champions league4th in previous years 2011,2012,2013,
Hienghene sportOFCOFC champions league 1st
Al-SaddAFC hostWinners 2018-2019 Qatar stars league2nd

FIFA Club World Cup 2021 (Chinese 2021)

The FIFA Club World Cup 2021 is the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup; China is the host country for the games. The contest is among clubs from six confederations where winners will play-off to get the final FIFA Club World Cup winner. There is a unique tournament under the new expanded regulation where 24 teams will contest and play in China. The 24 teams are from 6 confederations and will play-off to provide the final winner.  China has prepared eight venues in eight cities the association plans to have the games from 17 June to 4 July 2021.

The games might have slight changes due to the current pandemic, where FIFA will push the competitions later in 2021-2022 or 2023.  The changes occur due to the Covid-19 which has delayed other tournaments such as UEFA European championships and Copa America. They were to take place in mid-2020 -2021 but few interruptions which the FIFA council will handle with time.

Number of titles won at the FIFA Club World Cup by various clubs from 2000 to 2019

Certain clubs have won several times takin FC Barcelona who have won FIFA Club World Cup three times 2009,2011 and 2015.  Real Madrid also has won the FIFA Club World Cup four-time and three times in a row from 2016 to 2018. 

TeamYearTitles
Real Madrid2014,2016,2017,20184
FC Barcelona2009,2011 and 20153
Sports club Corinthians Paulista2000 and 20122
Sao Paulo20051
Sports club Internacional20061
Manchester United FC20081
FC Internazionale Milano20101
A.C Milan20071
FC Bayern Munich20131
Liverpool20191

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IPL 2021: Chris Morris Opens Up On The Downside Of Becoming The Costliest Player In The Auction History

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On the evening of 18 February, the South Africa all-rounder settled down in his Durban lodging and anxiously watched on as the 2021 Indian Premier League closeout occurred 4,418 miles away in Chennai.

Minutes after the fact, the 33-year-old turned into the most costly part in the Twenty20 competition’s set of experiences after he was gobbled up by Rajasthan Royals for £1.6m.

“My telephone exploded – my mates from home were saying they’ll never pay for lagers or anything again,” Morris reveals to BBC Sport.

From his inside and out abilities on the field to an adoration for music and Manchester United, BBC Sport discovers more about the most extravagant part in IPL history.

An all-rounder with incomplete business

Morris was a general newbie to the game, having made his top notch debut matured 22, yet has proceeded to get quite possibly the most sought-after cricketers in establishment cricket.

A wicket-taking yet prudent crease bowler who can arrive at velocities of up to 90mph, and an amazing hitter lower down the request, this will be Morris’ eighth season in the IPL.

After injury hampered his stretch with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020, where he just oversaw nine appearances, he believed he had a highlight demonstrate.

“I severely needed to get once more into the IPL. I had incomplete business,” he says.

Joined by partner Simon Harmer on the day preceding a counterpart for Titans in South Africa’s homegrown Twenty20 rivalry, Morris watched on in sheer doubt as RCB and Rajasthan Royals – whom he likewise played for in 2015 – struggled it out for his administrations.

At the point when the offering war at long last finished, Morris had overwhelmed previous India star Yuvraj Singh as the most costly IPL marking ever.

“We essentially snickered the entire route through, not accepting what had occurred,” he says.

“The primary thing Simon did was get a couple of lagers so we could commend the day preceding a game, the experts that we are.”

The common high from the prior night appeared to supersede the utilization of a couple – or possibly a few – lagers as Morris put in a fine all-round show, taking 1-10 from 3.2 overs and shooting an unbeaten 21 from eight balls as the Titans beat the Knights by six wickets.

Morris has played four Tests, 42 one-day-internationals and 23 T20s for South Africa, with his last worldwide appearance coming at the 2019 World Cup.

He refers to his abilities and ability to change the game with bat or ball as the purpose for his sticker price, and says all-rounders were “in enormous interest” in the current year’s IPL.

New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson was offered to RCB for £1.48m, while Moeen Ali went to Chennai Super Kings for £700,00 and England partner Tom Curran joined Delhi Capitals for near £520,000.

“As an all-rounder you can affect the game in every one of the three aspects – you have a chance more often than not to change the game,” Morris says.

“On the off chance that you take a gander at Mumbai Indians, folks like Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard can influence the game with the ball, bat or in the field.”

‘This is only the cherry on the cake’

At the point when Morris got his first IPL manage Chennai Super Kings in 2013 – worth £452,000 – he took care of his folks’ home loan.

A sharp vehicle devotee, a year ago he additionally offered himself another get truck, at the same time, regardless of a seven-figure aggregate being credited to his financial balance very soon, Morris says he will seem to be somewhat more parsimonious this year.

“All that I’ve needed to do and set up for what seems like forever after cricket has practically been set up. This is only the cherry on the cake,” he says.

“I’m a major adherent to needing to care for what my family does later on – if my three-year-old child needs to have a vehicle when he’s 18 or necessities to go to college, I don’t need to stress over stuff that way.

“It’s not tied in with ruining us now, about purchasing vehicles, occasion home. It’s just about ensuring everybody is cared for one day.”

Morris acknowledges that with an exorbitant cost label comes additional pressing factor and assumption, despite the fact that concedes he thinks that its “somewhat awkward” examining his income.

“Generally individuals attempt to hush up about their compensations close – the amount you acquire a month is a significant individual thing,” he adds.

“With regards to NFL, baseball or anything like that, these things are out in the press and it’s tied in with tolerating it will be out there and you break on.

“You’ll generally get somewhat of a ribbing from individuals however it’s not your choice what you get paid. You simply acknowledge it and say much obliged.”

‘A regular person with an affection for Man Utd’

In the cricket-cherishing country of India, Morris – who stands 6ft 4in – has a fairly big name status and is “lowered” by solicitations of photograph and signatures from revering fans.

In any case, life in India is a completely different from the serenity of his old neighborhood in South Africa.

“I very appreciate going to the hedge,” he says. “I’m simply a regular person. I take my child to class, play a series of golf, go to the shops with my better half and invest a lot of energy at home with my family.”

Outside of cricket, Morris has a varied preference for music and depicts himself as a “stalwart” Manchester United fan.

“I fundamentally shelter awesome music however like a touch of everything, from noisy bass to something you can do a couple of moves to in a bar or on a dance floor,” he says.

At the point when tongue in cheek asked what part of Manchester he is from, Morris answers: “I’m from the Theater of Dreams” – a term generally used to depict United’s Old Trafford arena.

“My granddad brought United into our family when he went to England, in light of the fact that my extraordinary granddad is English,” Morris clarifies.

“He returned to South Africa with two tracksuits. One was for my uncle, which was Leeds United, and the different was for my father, which was Manchester United.

“Luckily my father got the United tracksuit else I would have been a Leeds United ally.”

Manchester United are as of now second in the Premier League – behind rivals Manchester City.

Given the decision between scoring 100 and taking five wickets in the IPL last or seeing his dearest United win the title, Morris says: “I’ll take the five-for and century. The association is gone; City will win it.”

Morris is yet to watch United play at Old Trafford and, in spite of the fact that his new profit could see him sprinkle out on a season ticket one day, it could be insightful not to go to any away games at close by Anfield.

“I listen for a minute, however, I’d be glad for United to end sixteenth in the class table if Liverpool get consigned,” he adds cheerfully.

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West Brom – Southampton: How to watch, injury news, start time, odds, prediction

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Sam Allardyce is trusting the dread factor can bring an endurance marvel as his light West Bromwich Albion side head into another must-win conflict against Southampton at The Hawthorns this evening.

In spite of the Baggies’ heroics at Chelsea last Saturday they stay abandoned nine focuses from wellbeing after this current end of the week’s activity and realizing anything besides consecutive successes interestingly this season will viably transfer them to their destiny.

Allardyce has won sufficient assignment scraps to hold out trust that instead of being an inevitable failure the 5-2 success at Chelsea underscored his players’ intense consciousness of precisely what is in question.

Allardyce said: “There are numerous things I’ve encountered in a transfer fight and I think the dread is the thing that I think may make a few players play better.

“The dread is that they are confronting being consigned and losing their status as a Premier League player, losing their monetary status by going into the Championship and potentially being auctions off a club that isn’t comparable to this one.

“I think you aggregate all that, that is a greater understanding to me on what may deliver such execution that stun everyone – and I surely trust the West Brom players can keep stunning individuals around the Premier League.”

Allardyce conceded he would have avoided the chance to have held up until most of his side’s opponents played at the end of the week, with Newcastle United’s success at Burnley giving a significant mallet blow in their expectations of keeping awake.

He is, nonetheless, unyielding that if his side can keep on rehashing the presentation that saw them clear five past Thomas Tuchel’s men, they actually have it in them to gather one of the more impossible getaways in Premier League history.

With that in mind, Allardyce has tried to make his players mindful of their duties to themselves, yet to those around the club who face a questionable future in the wake of assignment.

“It’s not simply their outcomes, it’s the club’s ramifications,” added Allardyce.

“Individuals work here, and the off-burdens and redundancies that would occur at this football club.

“I encountered it when I went to West Ham, and we needed to beat the demolition of assignment and individuals who’d been at the club for quite a long time losing their positions through no deficiency of their own.

“That is not what I need to occur here and the players have that duty, just as the obligation to themselves and their families.”

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