The best football teams from around the world descend on Qatar this week for the delayed 2020 FIFA Club World Cup. Don’t miss a moment with our Club World Cup live stream guide.
Taking place this February, instead of December 2020, the week-long tournament pits the winners of each region’s Champions League against one another to decide which club deserves the title of world champion.
Running from February 4 and climaxing in the final on February 11, this tournament also serves as a test run of sorts for Qatar who are slated to hold the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup matches no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.
What is the FIFA Club World Cup?
The Club World Cup is an international cup competition in men’s soccer that is designed to bring the champions of various regions of the world together in a showpiece tournament.
The tournament usually involves seven teams — winners of the European, Asian, South American, North American, Oceania, and African Champions Leagues as well as the champions from the host nation’s domestic league.
Who is playing in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup?
German champions Bayern Munich earned their Club World Cup berth by winning the UEFA Champions League last term. They’ll be hoping to notch a second Club World Cup victory this year.
Palmeiras only just lifted the 2020 Copa Libertadores trophy after seeing off fellow Brazilian side Santos in the final on January 30.
Egyptian team Al Ahly will represent Africa in this year’s Club World Cup, earning their spot after defeating rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the CAF Champions League final back in November 2020.
Asia’s entrant is Ulsan Hyundai who toppled Persepolis 2-1 in the AFC Champions League in December of last year with the CONCACAF Champions League winners Tigres UANL representing North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Auckland City, champions in New Zealand, were due to take part as Oceana’s competitor but the Kiwi side withdrew from the competition because of the coronavirus pandemic.
FIFA Club World Cup schedule: Where and when?
This 2020 instalment of the FIFA Club World Cup was due to take place in December, though the tournament was pushed back to February 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There was also no first-round tie due to the withdrawal of Auckland City.
The schedule is a follows, with matches split between Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar:
Second round: February 4, 2021
- Tigres UANL v Ulsan Hyundai
- Al Duhail v Al Ahly
Fifth-place play-off: February 7, 2021
- Loser Second Round 1 v Loser Second Round 2
Semi-finals: February 7-8, 2021
- Palmeiras v Winner Second Round 1
- Winner Second Round 2 v Bayern Munich
Third-place play-off: February 11, 2021
- Loser Semi-Final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2
Final: February 11, 2021
- Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2
Watch the FIFA Club World Cup online from outside your country
We have details of all the US, UK, and Australian broadcasters of the FIFA Club World Cup further down in this guide. If you’re intent on watching matches from the 2020 tournament but find yourself away from home then you’ll likely run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it’s likely to be geo-blocked.
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How to watch the FIFA Club World Cup online in the U.S.
Fox Sports has exclusive broadcast rights to the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup. Matches will be split across FS1, FS2, and Fox. If you don’t already have Fox Sports as part of your cable package, you can get easy streaming access the Club World Cup games via fuboTV or Sling.
If you find yourself unable to access Fox’s coverage because you’re out of the country, remember that you can use a VPN to tune into your usual coverage just like you would at home. Of the many options, ExpressVPN as outlined above, remains one of the best services currently out there.
Fubo is the best option for tuning into the FIFA Club World Cup with access to FS1, FS2, and Fox. If you time it right, you can even watch the whole tournament for free with the 7-day trial.
Sign up for Sling TV’s Blue plan to FS1 and FS2 among other sports and entertainment channels.
How to stream the FIFA Club World Cup live in the UK for free
The BBC has exclusive coverage of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup. The games from the showpiece tournament will be available for streaming via BBC iPlayer as well as the BBC Sport website, with select games available via the red button.
If you find yourself unable to access the BBC’s coverage because you’re out of the country, remember that you can use a VPN to tune into your usual coverage just like you would at home. Of the many options, ExpressVPN as outlined above, remains one of the best services currently out there.
Live stream the FIFA Club World Cup live in Australia
If you’re planning on watching matches from the FIFA Club World Cup in Australia then you’ll need to have access to Optus Sport, the exclusive broadcaster of the tournament in the region. You can subscribe from $13.99 per month.
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