The 2023 FIFA Club Cup final will pit two sides from different corners of the planet against each other in a battle to be crowned world champion.
Real Madrid are the favourites to win the tournament, as they aim for a fifth title in the competition, and Carlo Ancelotti looks to match Zinedine Zidane’s pair of world titles at club level.
Flamengo, who lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the 2019 title match, are also in with a strong chance of glory, alongside North American champions Seattle Sounders of the USA and African champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.
The stakes are high ahead of this clash and here are all the important match details for the final in Rabat.
When is the FIFA Club World Cup final 2023?
The FIFA Club World Cup final 2023 takes place on Saturday, February 11 at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco, with kickoff at 20:00 local time.
Here’s how that translates into time zones across some of the world’s major territories.
|Australia||Sun, Feb. 12||06:00 AEDT|
|Canada||Sat, Feb. 11||14:00 ET|
|Hong Kong||Sun, Feb. 12||03:00 HKT|
|India||Sun, Feb. 12||00:30 IST|
|Malaysia||Sun, Feb. 12||03:00 MYT|
|New Zealand||Sun, Feb. 12||08:00 NZDT|
|Singapore||Sun, Feb. 12||03:00 SGT|
|UK||Sat, Feb. 11||19:00 GMT|
|USA||Sat, Feb. 11||14:00 ET|
Who is playing in the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?
Teams qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup based on winning their respective continental title in the previous season with Real Madrid representing the European region (UEFA) as the 2022 Champions League winners.
Continental winners from the other regions include South American champions Flamengo and African champions Wydad Casablanca.
|Region||Team||Qualified As||Best Club World Result|
|Africa||Al Ahly (EGY)*||CAF Champions League runners-up||—|
|Africa||Wydad Casablanca (MOR)||CAF Champions League winners||Second Round (2017)|
|Asia||Al-Hilal (KSA)||AFC Champions League winners||—|
|Europe||Real Madrid(SPA)||UEFA Champions League winners||Winners (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|North America||Seattle Sounders (USA)||CONCACAF Champions League winners||—|
|Oceania||Auckland City (NZ)||OFC Champions League winners||Semifinals (2014)|
|South America||Flamengo (BRA)||Copa Libertadores winners||Runners up (2019)|
*Al Ahly were granted the berth designated to the host nation’s champion because Moroccan champions Wydad Casablanca had already automatically qualified by winning the African title.
FIFA Club World Cup format
The tournament is structured with the European and South Americans sides receiving a bye directly into the semifinal stage as the lower ranked teams play in the earlier rounds.
Al Ahly defeated Auckland City in the sole First Round game and advanced to face Seattle Sounders in the Second Round, with Al-Hilal vs. Wydad Casablanca the other match of the round.
Egyptian side Ah Ahly edged out a 1-0 win over Seattle, to set up a semifinal against Real Madrid, with Al Hilal’s penalty shootout win over Wyad Casblanca sealing their last four clash with Flamengo.
The winners of the two semifinals will face off in a final on Saturday, February 11.
All games are single-elimination knockout style featuring a standard 90 minutes, with extra time and penalties only used if teams are tied after regulation time.
FIFA Club World Cup Final live stream, TV channel
This FIFA Club World Cup match will be played at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
|Australia||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|Hong Kong||SPOTV||SPOTV NOW|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ||FIFA+, YouTube|
|USA||FS2, Fox Deportes||fuboTV, Fox Sports site/app|