There is no denying that football is a multi-billion-dollar industry that attracts fans from all corners of the world.
As Qatar became the first Middle East country to bag the hosting right to the FIFA World Cup 2022, the world itself is gearing for the test events starting on December 11, 2019. The Club World Cup is also an excellent tournament which is very popular amongst football fans.
Since it is happening in your own backyard, here are 9 reasons why you cannot miss out on the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 brought to you by VoucherCodesUAE.
It’s the only competitive Global Club Tournament
Although there are other continental club competitions around the world such as the UEFA Champions League in Europe and the AFC Champions League in Asia, FIFA Club World Cup is the only tournament that remains to be truly “global.”
The champions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, Oceana and the champions of the host nations will go head-to-head to be the final one standing. If you’ve been waiting to watch all these famous clubs try to dominate the field with their exceptional skills, technique, and style, then here’s your chance.
Affordable ticket prices
The tickets prices of the match start from as little as 25 AED making it affordable for all football fans to have a live matchday experience. You may think that you could probably watch the games on TV comfortably in your living room. But trust me, nothing beats the experience of watching a football game live, creating and joining in to the amazing atmosphere in the stadium. If you want a luxurious matchday experience you could opt for the Category 1 tickets which start from AED 100. However, it is to be noted that the price of tickets will go up during the final stages of the competition.
The qualified teams will make you swoon
- Al Sadd will represent the host nation Qatar at the finals. Al Sadd has topped the 2018/19 edition of the Qatar Stars League and they have sealed the title with an emphatic 7-2 win over Al Ahli. This will be their second appearance after finishing third in 2011.
- Esperance, the title came after their two-legged final victory (1-1, 1-0) against Wydad Casablanca and will be representing Africa. Esperance also enjoyed a near-flawless continental campaign.
- Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia ran out 3-0 aggregate winners over Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds to clinch the AFC Champions League title and represent Asia in Qatar.
- Liverpool from Europe earned their return to the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in an all-English UEFA Champions League final in Madrid. This will be their second appearance, having participated in 2005.
- Monterrey will represent North America after they sealed their qualification for the FIFA Club World Cup on 1 May, having secured a 2-1 aggregate win over Mexican rivals Tigres UANL. It will be their fourth visit to the finals, equalling the Concacaf record held by Pachuca.
- Hienghene Sport booked their place at the FIFA Club World Cup after a 1-0 win over fellow New Caledonians AS Magenta on. They will be the first side of the Oceanic nation to appear at the finals.
- Flamengo defeated River Plate 2-1 in Lima, Peru, in the first-ever one-leg Copa Libertadores final to secure their place as South America’s representative at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019.
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You get to support your regional champions
For the first time in their clubs history, Al Hilal will be competing in the Club World Cup 2019. The Riyadh giants have long been regarded as one of the continent’s powerhouses. They have twice won the old Asian Club Championship in 1991, 2000 and most recently in 2019. Watch out for key players Salem Al Dawseri, the former Juventus hitman Sebastian Giovinco and the star player Bafetimbi Gomis. Although the Riyadh giants will be supported fiercely by their loyal supporters, you can take their side if you have no club to support.
Experience some world-class football and Samba
Some of the biggest football clubs in the world participate in this tournament every season. This season you have the likes of Liverpool and Flamengo promising a fiery tournament. Liverpool last season rocked the European Champions League with their brand of heavy metal football on their way to lift up their 6th European Cup. On top of that, expect Flamengo to add some Brazilian flair and samba into the tournament.
Witness the greats of the game
The tournament will feature some of the best footballers on the planet. The likes of Mohammed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and many more will be gracing the pitch. Everton Rebeiro of Flamengo is also a player to look out for as he made headlines at Copa America 2019, Brazil.
State of the Art Infrastructure is amazing
With Qatar set to host the 2022 World Cup, they are investing in surreal stadiums worthy of such a prestigious event. The Club World Cup will be held in Jassim Bin Haddam Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, and Education City Stadium. 2019 Club World Cup will take place at Education City Stadium, a 40,000-capacity arena, nicknamed the ‘Diamond in the Desert.’
You deserve a football break
The trip to Qatar can be a much-needed break and a great experience for you and your family. The temperatures will be much cooler and as a result, you can enjoy some refreshing time outdoors. There will be no shortage of entertainment as the tournament promise to give you that. So, look forward to a good time.