Al Sadd will represent host nation Qatar at the finals, having topped the 2018/19 edition of the Qatar Stars League, sealing the title with an emphatic 7-2 win over Al Ahli on 4 April. This will be their second appearance after finishing third in 2011.
While CAF's decision to award Esperance the title came more than three months after their two-legged final victory (1-1, 1-0) against Wydad Casablanca due to a disputed incident in the return leg, the Sang et Or enjoyed a near flawless continental campaign.
The final of the AFC Champions League will be contested over two legs – on 9 and 24 November – to decide Asia’s representative in Qatar.
Liverpool earned their return to the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in an all-English UEFA Champions League final in Madrid, Spain on 1 June. This will be their second appearance, having participated in 2005.
Monterrey sealed their qualification for the FIFA Club World Cup on 1 May, having secured a 2-1 aggregate win over Mexican rivals Tigres UANL. It will be their fourth visit to the finals, equalling the Concacaf record held by Pachuca.
Hienghene Sport booked their place at the FIFA Club World Cup after a 1-0 win over fellow New Caledonians Magenta on 11 May. They will be the first side from the Pacific nation to appear at the finals.