FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018

12 December - 22 December

Teams

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Clubs

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AIN
Al Ain FC
GDL
CD Guadalajara
ETU
Espérance S. de Tunis
KAS
Kashima Antlers
RMA
Real Madrid CF
WLG
Team Wellington FC
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Preliminaries

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Africa

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With a 4-3 aggregate win over Egypt’s Al Ahly in the final, Esperance de Tunis claimed their third CAF Champions League title. With the result, the Tunisian outfit will make their second appearance at the FIFA Club World Cup, having debuted at the global finals back in 2011.

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Asia

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With a 2-0 aggregate win over IR Iran side Persepolis in the final, Kashima Antlers claimed their first-ever AFC Champions League title to earn a second appearance at the FIFA Club World Cup. The Japanese outfit join fellow Asian side Al Ain at the tournament, with the UAE club securing their berth as representing the host nation. Al Ain qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time by winning the 2017/18 UAE Pro-League title.

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Europe

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With a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on 26 May 2018 in Kiev, Real Madrid claimed a third-straight UEFA Champions League title and 13th European Cup crown. UAE 2018 will be the fifth time the Spanish giants have appeared at a FIFA Club World Cup.

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North, Central America and Caribbean

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Guadalajara, also known as Chivas, won the CONCACAF Champions League with a tense penalty shoot-out victory over Toronto FC. The Mexican side will compete at the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time.

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Oceania

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After losing three consecutive finals, New Zealand's Team Wellington claimed the OFC Champions League with a comfortable aggregate victory (10-3) over Fiji's Lautoka. UAE 2018 will be Wellington’s maiden global finals.

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South America

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River Plate qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 after winning the Copa Libertadores 5-3 on aggregate against Boca Juniors. It will be their second appearance at the tournament, having appeared in 2015.