FIFA Legend and Liverpool icon Michael Owen will once again help to determine the fate of The Reds – as well as that of the other six teams in the running for this year’s FIFA Club World Cup title – by lending a hand as an assistant in the competition’s draw. The ceremony to decide the pairings for the second-round matches and the semi-finals will take place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 16 September, starting at 14:00, and will be open to registered media.
“There is so much excitement ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup this year – from Liverpool fans, of course, as they will be hoping that their team can win this coveted trophy for the first time,” says Owen. “But the tournament in Qatar means a lot to the other teams as well – it is the global stage for club football, and it will also be the FIFA World Cup stage in three years’ time. Every single player will want to shine, and I’m delighted to be helping to draw the path to the final.”
Live video coverage of the ceremony will be broadcast on FIFA.com.
The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 presented by Alibaba Cloud will run from December 11 to 21. As the current champions of the Qatar Stars League, Al Sadd SC have already qualified and, as it stands, they will play the opening match against Hienghène Sport on 11 December. However, if they win the ongoing AFC Champions League, the team coached by Xavi Hernández will advance straight to the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup, with the AFC Champions League runners-up then playing the opening match instead.
The stadiums hosting the tournament, as well as the kick-off times, will be announced in due course and followed by the relevant ticketing information on FIFA.com/tickets.