x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Draw made for Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi

Fifa this morning made the draw for December's Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Fifa this morning made the draw for December's Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

While the big-hitters Inter Milan and Internacional of Brazil have received byes into the semi-final stage, two participants are still to be determined, with the Asian and African representatives decided by their continental finals next month.

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma of South Korea and Zob Ahan of Iran meet in the Asian Champions League on November 13, while the African representative will also be decided on that day, when TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Esperance of Tunisia play the second leg of their CAF Champions League final.

Today's draw in Zurich decided Pachuca of Mexico, the Concacaf champions, will face Mazembe or Esperance in one quarter-final and the winner of which will face the Copa Libertadores winners Internacional.

The other match to be drawn saw the eventual Asian winners paired with the victors of the preliminary clash between the Pro League Al Wahda and the Oceania winners Hekari United of Papua New Guinea.

The winner of that quarter-final tie will meet Inter Milan in the last four.