CLUB WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAWN

Our path to glory at the Fifa Club World Cup is now a little clearer following Monday's quarter-final draw in Zurich.

Chelsea will not enter the competition until the semi-final stage, when we will play the yet to be decided winners of the Asian Champions League, or Mexican side CF Monterrey, on December 13 in Yokohama.

With only seven teams in the entire competition (six continental winners, plus the champions of Japan's J-League), there will be a play-off between New Zealand's Auckland City and the Japanese champions for the final quarter-final spot. The winner of that game will face the winner of Africa's Champions League, which is currently at the semi-final stage.

Brazilian side Corinthians, who also receive a bye to the semi-finals, will face either the African champions, Auckland or the J-League winners in the other semi-final, with both the third place play-off and the final taking place in Yokohama on December 16.

Further updates will follow as more finalists are confirmed.


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