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·7 February 2023

FIFA Club World Cup: How to watch the semi-finals

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The much touted yet rarely coveted FIFA Club World Cup has reached the semi-final stage this week, and many will be wondering how to watch it.

Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo take on Al-Hilal, while Champions League winners Real Madrid face Al Ahly.

The action is taking place across two venues in Morocco – Rabat and Tangier. Here is all you need to know about how to watch the Club World Cup semi-finals.

FIFA Club World Cup format

The format of the FIFA Club World Cup has changed over the years, and it is set for a major overhaul in the near future.

That means it can be tough to keep abreast of what to expect, so just what is this year’s format?

There is essentially a seeding system in operation, with different teams entering at different stages of the competition.

The first round was a faceoff between Auckland City and Al Ahly, with the winner advancing and the loser immediately exiting the tournament.

Al Ahly won that, and they were joined in round two by three more teams: Al-Hilal, Seattle Sounders and Wydad Casablanca. The latter of those three were the only club involved who were not regional champions. They got their place by virtue of being the host country.

Again Al Ahly won through, beating Seattle Sounders, while Al-Hilal defeated Wydad on penalties after a bad-tempered draw.

The semi-finals is where the big guns of Real Madrid and Flamengo have entered the competition, and here are the details of those games.

Flamengo vs Al-Hilal

How to watch Flamengo vs Al-Hilal

Al Ahly vs Real Madrid

How to watch Al Ahly vs real Madrid

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