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Palmeiras fan shot dead in Brazil after Club World Cup final
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Palmeiras fan shot dead in Brazil after Club World Cup final

Many Palmeiras fans traditionally watch the team's away matches in the surroundings of the club's stadium.

Club World Cup: Kai Havertz extra-time penalty secures Chelsea title
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Club World Cup: Kai Havertz extra-time penalty secures Chelsea title

Chelsea have now claimed every possible trophy since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, and become the third English side to win the global tournament after Manchester United and Liverpool.

Club World Cup: Chelsea 'desperate' to win title as The Blues face Palmeiras in final
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Club World Cup: Chelsea 'desperate' to win title as The Blues face Palmeiras in final

A star-studded Chelsea side was beaten 1-0 by Corinthians in the 2012 Club World Cup final in Japan.

Club World Cup: Romelu Lukaku ends goal drought as Chelsea reach final
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Club World Cup: Romelu Lukaku ends goal drought as Chelsea reach final

The Belgium international swept in from close range on 32 minutes after a defensive lapse to send Chelsea through to Saturday's final

Club World Cup: Dudu inspires Palmeiras to final with win against Al Ahly
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Club World Cup: Dudu inspires Palmeiras to final with win against Al Ahly

The Brazilian side await the winner of Wednesday's second semi-final between Chelsea and Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal as they try to end a run of eight straight titles for European clubs.

Thomas Tuchel tests positive for COVID-19, doubtful for Club World Cup trip to Abu Dhabi
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Thomas Tuchel tests positive for COVID-19, doubtful for Club World Cup trip to Abu Dhabi

The German will not be in the dugout for Chelsea's FA Cup fourth round clash with Plymouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

United Arab Emirates to host Club World Cup in 2022, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino
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United Arab Emirates to host Club World Cup in 2022, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

The latest edition of the tournament – which features the champions of the six continental confederations along with the top team in the host nation – was due to be played at the end of this year in Japan before it pulled out as host because of the pandemic.

South Africa interested in hosting FIFA Club World Cup
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South Africa interested in hosting FIFA Club World Cup

The South African Football Association must get government approval to hold the tournament and meetings with the sports minister were also planned, Jordaan said.

Japan withdraw from hosting FIFA Club World Cup in December
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Japan withdraw from hosting FIFA Club World Cup in December

The Club World Cup was last held in Japan in 2016, and the JFA had planned to host the 2021 edition as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino calls for overhaul of international football calendar beyond 2024
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino calls for overhaul of international football calendar beyond 2024

Infantino reiterated his intention to "find a date" for a Club World Cup which he wants to see extended to 24 teams, despite widespread opposition to the plan.

FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years
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FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years

Clubs risk their players picking up more injuries with such a dense calendar, while the economic benefits are also uncertain, according to Raffaele Poli, head of the CIES Football Observatory.

Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry out with thigh muscle tear
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Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry out with thigh muscle tear

Gnabry has scored six goals in 28 games for Bayern in all competitions this season and missed only four games.

FIFA Club World Cup: Bayern Munich aim for historic sixth title in final against Mexico's Tigres
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FIFA Club World Cup: Bayern Munich aim for historic sixth title in final against Mexico's Tigres

Bayern Munich are bidding to become only the second club after Barcelona, who managed it in 2009, to win all six domestic and international titles available in a single season.

FIFA Club World Cup: Andre-Pierre Gignac's lone goal helps Mexico's Tigres make history in tournament
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FIFA Club World Cup: Andre-Pierre Gignac's lone goal helps Mexico's Tigres make history in tournament

Tigres are the first CONCACAF team to reach the final of FIFA Club World Cup.

FIFA Club World Cup: Qatari champions Al Duhail beat Ulsan Hyundai in fifth-place playoff
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FIFA Club World Cup: Qatari champions Al Duhail beat Ulsan Hyundai in fifth-place playoff

Al Duhail, who lost 1-0 to Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the quarter-finals, took the lead midway through the first half with a goal from Brazilian forward Edmilson Junior.

FIFA Club World Cup: Bayern Munich fume over seven-hour flight delay to Qatar
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FIFA Club World Cup: Bayern Munich fume over seven-hour flight delay to Qatar

Bayern, who have a semi-final against Al-Ahly on Monday, were forced to remain at Berlin airport overnight, eventually leaving around 7 am, but this time with a stopover in Munich to change airline crew.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich head to Club World Cup with 10-point lead after win over Hertha Berlin
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich head to Club World Cup with 10-point lead after win over Hertha Berlin

The win leaves Bayern 10 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, who have a game in hand away to crisis-hit Schalke.

Club World Cup 2021: Bayern Munich to face African champions Al Ahly or Qatar's Al Duhail in semi-finals
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Club World Cup 2021: Bayern Munich to face African champions Al Ahly or Qatar's Al Duhail in semi-finals

The 2020 edition was initially scheduled for December last year but was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and because the Copa Libertadores has not yet been completed.

FIFA to trial concussion substitutes at Club World Cup in February
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FIFA to trial concussion substitutes at Club World Cup in February

FIFA said in a statement that it will "trial additional permanent substitutions for cases of actual or suspected concussion" at the competition in Qatar on 1-11 February.

FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar rescheduled to February 2021 amid coronavirus crisis
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FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar rescheduled to February 2021 amid coronavirus crisis

European champions Bayern Munich and Qatari side Al-Duhail, who qualify through being hosts, are the only teams yet confirmed for the competition with other continental tournaments around the world delayed by the coronavirus.