Club World Cup 2023: Fixtures, results, schedule for FIFA world championship tournament featuring Man City

The 2023 FIFA Club World Cup will have major Premier League attention on it as Manchester City bid for a first-ever world title in Saudi Arabia.

City’s incredible treble win at the back end of the 2022/23 campaign saw Pep Guardiola finally lift the Champions League trophy in Manchester after years of frustration.

Despite the potential distraction of a mid-season trip to the Middle East, the prospect of another trophy is a key focus for Guardiola, with Brazilian side Fluminense their main rivals for the title.

The Sporting News has the full details on how to watch the tournament, plus key information on fixture dates, venues and qualified teams.

MORE: 2023 FIFA Club World Cup fixtures and results

When is the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?

The FIFA Club World Cup 2023 will be staged across 10 days from December 12 to December 22. 

The competition starts with a first-round game featuring Saudi Pro League champions Al Ittihad and OFC Champions League winners Auckland City on December 12.

That is followed by two second-round matches, a semifinal, third-place playoff and final, with Manchester City joining at the semifinal stage.

All games are straight knockout matches, with 30 minutes of extra time and penalty shootouts in place in the event of draws.

Where is the FIFA Club World Cup 2023?

The FIFA Club World Cup 2023 involves seven club teams from across the world, and features seven games in total, all of which will be held in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.

Jeddah provides two host venues for the competition including the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium — home to Al Ittihad and the Saudi Arabia national team — and the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium. The two stadiums have respective capacities of 62,345 and 27,000.

FIFA Club World Cup 2023 schedule and results

The structure of the competition is based on FIFA co-efficient before the start of the tournament with the lower ranking confederations and teams requiring more games.

With UEFA and CONMEBOL ranked as the top two, City and Fluminense will only need to play two games to win the title, but Al Ittihad and Auckland will face four.

First Round: Al Ittihad vs. Auckland City

  • Date: December 12
  • Kickoff time: 9 p.m. local / 1 p.m. ET

Second Round: Leon vs. Urawa Red Diamonds

  • Date: December 12
  • Kickoff time: 5.30 p.m. local / 9.30 a.m. ET

Second Round: Al Ahly vs. Al Ittihad/Auckland City

  • Date: December 15
  • Kickoff time: 9 p.m. local / 1 p.m. ET

Semifinal: Fluminense vs. TBC

  • Date: December 18
  • Kickoff time: 9 p.m. local / 1 p.m. ET

Semifinal: Leon/Urawa Red Diamonds vs Manchester City

  • Date: December 19
  • Kickoff time: 9 p.m. local / 1 p.m. ET

Third-place playoff

  • Date: December 22
  • Kickoff time: 5.30 p.m. local / 9.30 a.m. ET


  • Date: December 22
  • Kickoff time: 9 p.m. local / 1 p.m. ET

How to watch the 2023 Club World Cup?

Here’s how to watch the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming


UK TNT Sports discovery+
Australia FIFA+, FIFA YouTube
India FIFA+, FIFA YouTube
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