Shanghai to stage 2021 Club World Cup final  according to local reports

Soccer Jan 8, 2020

Shanghai to stage 2021 Club World Cup final according to local reports

Shanghai will host the opening ceremony and final of the expanded 2021 Club World Cup in China, state media said. Eight Chinese cities will stage matches for the FIFA-organized tournament, which will involve 24 teams rather than the current seven. Chinese sports authorities officially launched preparations ...

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sidelined with ankle injury

Soccer Dec 24, 2019

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sidelined with ankle injury

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining an ankle ligament injury in Saturday's Club World Cup final, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday. The midfielder landed awkwardly on his ankle during the 1-0 win over Flamengo and was substituted ...

Urawa beats African champion to claim fifth at Club World Cup

Soccer Dec 13, 2017

Urawa beats African champion to claim fifth at Club World Cup

Yosuke Kashiwagi restored the lead and Mauricio finished it off with his second goal of the game Tuesday as Urawa Reds won the Club World Cup fifth-place playoff against Morocco's Wydad Casablanca 3-2. After Mauricio opened the scoring for the reigning Asian champions in the ...

Soccer Dec 18, 2016

Nacional takes third place at CWC

Colombia's Atletico Nacional secured third place at the Club World Cup with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Mexico's Club America after an entertaining 2-2 draw on Sunday. South American champion Nacional squandered a two-goal lead in regulation, but Miguel Borja scored the winning penalty ...

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

Soccer Dec 17, 2016

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

by Andrew McKirdy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Saturday claimed there are "no down sides" to expanding the World Cup to 48 teams and "no taboos" in discussing changes to soccer's flagship competition. Infantino has proposed increasing the number of teams at the World Cup from the current ...