The 2019 FIFA Club World Cup got underway in Qatar this week, and CONCACAF representative Monterrey will start their participation on Saturday, entering the tournament in the quarterfinal round.
Their opponent will be Al-Sadd Sports Club, who are representing the host nation and who earned their spot in the quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory in extra time against New Caledonia’s Hienghène Sport in the playoff round.
Al-Sadd qualified for the Club World Cup once before, in 2011, where they finished third. Monterrey will be participating in the tournament for the fourth time; their best finish is likewise third, which they earned in 2012, while in both 2011 and 2013 they finished fifth.
The winner of this one will face Liverpool in the semifinals, while the loser will be relegated to the fifth-place match.
All times Eastern.
FIFA Club World Cup – Quarterfinals
Saturday, December 14
Monterrey vs Al Sadd – 12:30 PM – FS2 / Fox Deportes