2023 FIFA Club World Cup draw held in Jeddah, last with current format
JEDDAH — The 2023 FIFA Club World Cup draw was placed on Tuesday in Jeddah, making it the final competition to use this format.
On December 12, 2023, Auckland City and Al-Ittihad will square off in the tournament's opening round.
The following matches resulted from the second round draw:
The victor of the contest between Auckland City of New Zealand and Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad would face the Egyptian powerhouse Al-Ahly.
The Urawa Reds of Japan will compete against Club León of Mexico.
Al-Ahly's opponent will face the winner of the South American Copa Libertadores in the semi-finals, if they prevail in their matchup.
The winner of the game between Club León and Urawa Reds will play Manchester City of England in the other semifinal.
From December 12 to December 22, Jeddah will be the site of all of the competition's matches.
Al-Ahly (Egypt), Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Manchester City (England), Club León (Mexico), Auckland City (New Zealand), and Urawa Reds (Japan) are a few of the participating teams in the event.
The final participant in the competition will be from South America, whose identity will be announced in November.