FIFA Club World Cup 2023: Fixture schedule, results, teams, live stream & TV channel

  • 2023 FIFA Club World Cup is being held in Saudi Arabia
  • Man City are involved after winning the Champions League
  • Liverpool and Chelsea are recent winners of the competition
Real Madrid have won it more times than anyone
Real Madrid have won it more times than anyone / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

The 2022 FIFA Club World Cup may have technically taken place in 2023 but the 19th edition of the global jamboree did not get underway until the end of the year.

The FIFA council, consisting of representatives from all of the continental governing bodies, has finalised all of the details for the 2023 Club World Cup and agreements have been reached on all matters. While dramatic changes are planned for the tournament in 2025, this year's iteration of the competition will follow a familiar, streamlined format.

Here's everything you need to know about the tournament that decides the best club side in the world.

Who won the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup?

The vast majority of the time, the European representative competing in the Club World Cup is the one that lifts it, and that was the case in Morocco at the start of 2023.

After beating Liverpool to lift the Champions League last year, Real Madrid qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament where they were drawn against Egyptian side Al Ahly. Los Blancos didn't have much trouble beating them, prevailing 4-1 to set up a final with Asian champions Al Hilal, who shocked Flamengo in a 3-2 thriller.

The final proved to be another entertaining affair and ultimately ended 5-3 to Real Madrid, with the Spanish side lifting the title for a record fifth time.

Where is the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup being held?

The 2023 FIFA Club World Cup is being held in Saudi Arabia, with most matches taking place across two venues in Jeddah. The King Abdullah Sports City Stadium and Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Sports City Stadium will both host matches.

It comes after the nation was awarded the 2027 Asian Cup, and they're also the likely hosts of the 2034 World Cup.

When is the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup being held?

The tournament started on 12 December 2023 and will finish ten days later on 22 December 2023.

There are seven matches in total, with four rounds and a third-place playoff. The final will take place just hours after the third-place play-off on 22 December.

Which teams will compete in the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup?

The 2023 FIFA World Cup will be contested between the winners of the world's six continental club competitions as well as the champions of the Saudi Pro League - a benefit of hosting the tournament.

The full list of teams can be found below:



Club World Cup entry round


CONMEBOL (South America)


Manchester City

UEFA (Europe)


Urawa Red Diamonds

AFC (Asia)

Second round

Al Ahly

CAF (Africa)

Second round


CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean)

Second round

Auckland City

OFC (Oceania)

First round


AFC (Asia)

First round

FIFA Club World Cup 2023 live stream, TV & where to watch

The Club World Cup will be shown on FIFA+, the governing body's streaming service that can be watched on most devices and smart TVs.

TNT Sports have gained rights to the competition in the UK and are broadcasting every match, not just Man City's fixtures.






L'Equipe Web


TNT Sports

United Kingdom

TNT Sports

2023 FIFA Club World Cup results

First round




Al Ittihad 3-0 Auckland City

Second round




Leon 0-1 Urawa Red Diamonds


Al Ahly 3-1 Al Ittihad





Fluminense 2-0 Al Ahly


Man City 3-0 Urawa Red Diamonds

2023 FIFA Club World Cup fixtures


Date/Kick-off Time (GMT)


22/12/23 / 18:00

Man City vs Fluminense