Pep Guardiola’s facet will face Membership Leon or Urawa Pink Diamonds within the FIFA Membership World Cup semifinals, whereas within the different semifinal, the Copa Libertadores winners, but to be determined, will face Al Ittihad, Auckland Metropolis or Al Ahly.
The host nation’s champions, Saudi Professional League winners Al Ittihad, will kick off the competitors in opposition to Auckland Metropolis.
Al Ittihad will hope to repeat Al Hilal’s run final yr, once they turned the primary Saudi membership to achieve the ultimate. They misplaced the ultimate to Actual Madrid, the competitors’s most profitable membership with 5 titles.
As but there are not any earlier holders on this yr’s version. Internacional of Brazil are the one earlier winners who might nonetheless take the ultimate out there place within the competitors.
CONMEBOL’s participant will solely be recognized after the Copa Libertadores ultimate on Nov. 4 with Argentina’s Boca Juniors and Brazil’s Palmeiras, Fluminense and Internacional in competition.
The Membership World Cup shall be performed from Dec. 12-22 and held in Saudi Arabia for the primary time as introduced in February. Town of Jeddah will host the competitors in two venues.
The 2023 version would be the final of the format — an annual competitors with seven groups — earlier than it expands to a 32-team occasion to be held in 2025 in america.
Membership World Cup draw:
Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) vs. Auckland Metropolis (New Zealand)
Al Ahly(Egypt) vs. Al Ittihad/Auckland Metropolis
Membership Leon (Mexico) vs. Urawa Pink Diamonds (Japan)
CONMEBOL Consultant vs. Al Ahly/Al-Ittihad/Auckland Metropolis
Leon/Urawa Pink Diamonds vs. Manchester Metropolis (England)