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2019 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Khalifa International Stadium (1)
Event2019 FIFA Club World Cup
Date21 December 2019 (2019-12-21)
VenueKhalifa International Stadium, Doha
Man of the MatchRoberto Firmino (Liverpool)
RefereeAbdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Attendance45,416
WeatherClear night
20 °C (68 °F)
66% humidity
2018
2020

The 2019 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, an international club football tournament hosted by Qatar. It was the 16th final of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the club champions from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation's league champions.

The final was contested between English club Liverpool, representing UEFA as the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League, and Brazilian club Flamengo, representing CONMEBOL as the reigning champions of the Copa Libertadores. The match was played at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha]] on 21 December 2019.

Liverpool won the match 1–0 after extra time for their first FIFA Club World Cup title.

Teams

In the following table, finals until 2005 were in the FIFA Club World Championship era, since 2006 were in the FIFA Club World Cup era.

Team Confederation Qualification for tournament Previous club world championship finals
(bold indicates winners)
England Liverpool UEFA Winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League IC: 2 (1981, 1984)
FCWC: 1 (2005)
Brazil Flamengo CONMEBOL Winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores IC: 1 (1981)
FCWC: None

Note: On 27 October 2017, FIFA officially recognised all the champions of the Intercontinental Cup as club world champions, in equal status to the FIFA Club World Cup.

Venue

The final will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The venue previously hosted matches at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, including the final, and was chosen as a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Originally, the final (along with the second semi-final and third place match) was to be played at the Education City Stadium, also located in Doha. However, the matches were moved after the opening of the Education City Stadium was postponed to early 2020.

Route to the final

England Liverpool Team Brazil Flamengo
Opponent Result 2019 FIFA Club World Cup Opponent Result
Mexico Monterrey 2–1 Semi-finals Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 3–1

Liverpool

Liverpool qualified for the Club World Cup as champions of the UEFA Champions League, having defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the final. The club had previously played in the 2005 Club World Championship, finishing as runners-up to São Paulo. Liverpool's participation in the tournament required them to field a squad of youth players in their EFL Cup quarter-final fixture against Aston Villa, losing 5–0 in the process.

Liverpool entered with a bye to the semi-finals, where they faced North American champions Monterrey of Mexico. The Reds went ahead in the 12th minute with a strike by Naby Keïta, who collected a pass from Mohamed Salah at the top of the box. Monterrey equalised two minutes later as Rogelio Funes Mori, who collected a rebound off Alisson's save of a volley taken by Jesús Gallardo. Liverpool had several chances to retake the lead and switched to a new formation after half-time, but were unable to score and left themselves open to counter-attacks. Substitute Roberto Firmino scored the winning goal for Liverpool in the first minute of stoppage time, tapping in a pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold within the six-yard box.

Flamengo

Flamengo qualified for the Club World Cup as winners of the Copa Libertadores, defeating River Plate with two last-minute goals by Gabriel Barbosa in the final, which was played a month before the Club World Cup.

Flamengo entered with a bye to their semi-final match against AFC Champions League winners Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia. Flamengo started poorly and nearly conceded to Bafétimbi Gomis in the 16th minute after a big rebound from goalkeeper Diego Alves. Two minutes later, Mohammed Al-Breik crossed low to Salem Al-Dawsari in the box who scored the opening goal. Flamengo did little to create good chances in the first half but returned with a different posture and higher defensive line in the second half. Within three minutes, Flamengo's attacking trio leveled the score: Gabriel Barbosa found Bruno Henrique open inside the box, who rolled the ball across to Giorgian De Arrascaeta for the equalizer. Diego came on in substitute for Gerson and initiated the play in the 78th minute that resulted in Rafinha's cross to Bruno Henrique for the go-ahead header. Three minutes later, Diego found Bruno Henrique in the box whose cross was deflected in by Ali Al-Bulaihi for an own-goal. Moments later, André Carrillo of Al-Hilal was sent off after hitting De Arrascaeta. Flamengo advance with the 3–1 victory.


Match

Details

21 December 2019 (2019-12-21)
20:30
Liverpool England 1–0
(a.e.t.)
Brazil Flamengo Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 45,416
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
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Flamengo
GK 1 Brazil Alisson
RB 66England Trent Alexander-Arnold
CB 4 Netherlands Virgil van Dijk
CB 12England Joe Gomez
LB 26Scotland Andrew Robertson
CM 8 Flag of Guinea Naby Keïta Sub off 100'
CM 14England Jordan Henderson (c)
CM 15England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Sub off 75'
RF 11Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah Yellow card 81' Sub off 120+1'
CF 9 Brazil Roberto Firmino Yellow card 100' Sub off 106'
LF 10Flag of Senegal.svg Sadio Mané Yellow card 45+1'
Substitutes:
GK 13Flag of Spain Adrián
GK 22England Andy Lonergan
DF 51Netherlands Ki-Jana Hoever
DF 72Netherlands Sepp van den Berg
DF 76Flag of Wales Neco Williams
MF 5 Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum
MF 7 England James Milner Yellow card 105' Sub on 100'
MF 20England Adam Lallana Sub on 75'
MF 48England Curtis Jones
FW 23Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Sub on 120+1'
FW 27Belgium Divock Origi Sub on 106'
FW 67England Harvey Elliott
Manager:
Germany Jürgen Klopp
GK 1 Brazil Diego Alves
RB 13Brazil Rafinha
CB 3 Brazil Rodrigo Caio
CB 4 Flag of Spain Pablo Marí
LB 16Brazil Filipe Luís
DM 14Flag of Uruguay Giorgian De Arrascaeta Sub off 77'
CM 5 Brazil Willian Arão Sub off 120'
CM 8 Brazil Gerson Sub off 102'
RM 7 Brazil Éverton Ribeiro (c) Sub off 82'
LM 27Brazil Bruno Henrique
CF 9 Brazil Gabriel Barbosa
Substitutes:
GK 22Brazil Gabriel Batista
GK 37Brazil César
DF 2 Brazil Rodinei
DF 6 Brazil Renê
DF 26Brazil Matheus Thuler
DF 44Brazil Rhodolfo
MF 10Brazil Diego Yellow card 112' Sub on 82'
MF 19Brazil Reinier
MF 25Flag of Paraguay Robert Piris Da Motta
MF 28Flag of Colombia Orlando Berrío Sub on 120'
FW 11Brazil Vitinho Yellow card 90' Sub on 77'
FW 29Brazil Lincoln Sub on 102'
Manager:
Flag of Portugal Jorge Jesus

Man of the Match:
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Assistant referees:
Taleb Al-Marri (Qatar)
Saoud Al-Maqaleh (Qatar)
Fourth official:
Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mokrane Gourari (Algeria)
Video assistant referees:
Juan Martínez Munuera (Spain)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
Kyle Atkins (United States)
Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

Statistics

Overall
Statistic Liverpool Flamengo
Goals scored 1 0
Total shots 18 14
Shots on target 6 2
Saves 2 5
Ball possession 48% 52%
Corner kicks 5 7
Fouls committed 22 16
Offsides 3 6
Yellow cards 4 2
Red cards 0 0

Post-match

With the win, Liverpool secured their first Club World Cup title, becoming the second English club to win the competition after Manchester United in 2008. Liverpool's Roberto Firmino was given the man of the match award, while teammate Mohamed Salah was awarded the Golden Ball by FIFA's Technical Study Group, which was jointly awarded with the Alibaba Cloud Player of the Tournament award. Flamengo's Bruno Henrique won the tournament's Silver Ball award.

External links

FIFA Club World Cup
Seasons

Brazil 2000 · Spain 2001 · Japan 2005 · Japan 2006 · Japan 2007 · Japan 2008 · UAE 2009 · UAE 2010 · Japan 2011 · Japan 2012 · Morocco 2013 · Morocco 2014 · Japan 2015 · Japan 2016 · UAE 2017 · UAE 2018 · Qatar 2019 · Qatar 2020 ·

Finals

2000 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 ·

Squads

2000 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 ·

Qualification

AFC Champions League · CAF Champions League · CONCACAF Champions League · Copa Libertadores · OFC Champions League · UEFA Champions League

Liverpool F.C. matches - 2019-20
2019-20 Premier League

Norwich City (h) · Arsenal (h) · Burnley (a) · Chelsea (a) · Manchester United (a) · Tottenham Hotspur (h) · Leicester City (a) · Tottenham Hotspur (a) · Manchester United (h) · Watford (a) · Everton (a) · Manchester City (a) · Arsenal (a) · Newcastle United (a)

2019-20 FA Cup

Everton (h)

2019-20 League Cup

Milton Keynes Dons (a) · Arsenal (h) · Aston Villa (a)

2019-20 Champions League

Napoli (a) · Red Bull Salzburg (h) · Genk (a) · Genk (h) · Napoli (h) · Red Bull Salzburg (a) · Atlético Madrid (a) · Atlético Madrid (h) ·

2019 FIFA Club World Cup

Monterrey (n) · Flamengo (n)

FA Community Shield

Manchester City (n)

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