Pep Guardiola already knows the way to a new title. Yesterday the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 draw took place in Jeddah and Manchester City knew their potential opponent in the semi-final stage. The English will compete against each other to the winning team of the Quarterfinals game between Mexican club León and Japan’s Urawa Red Diamondsboth with ambitions to take on the current champions of the Champions League.
If City progress, Guardiola’s men could face multiple teams in the second semi-final, although South American sides have yet to decide who will represent them: Boca Juniors or Palmeiras meet the winner of Fluminense-Internacional in the Copa Libertadores final on November 4 in Rio de Janeiro.
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One of the above South American teams will be a rival of Al-Ittihad led by Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté, Egypt’s Al Ahly or Auckland City, and the winner of this match will play the grand final against City, Club León or Urawa Red Diamonds on December 22nd in Jeddah. Erling Haaland refines his goal of winning the fifth title of his career as a player for the Manchester side.