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Watch seven teams go neck-and-neck at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup live on STARZPLAY

Dubai, UAE, 02 February 2022: The 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup returns for another year and is set to kick off on February 3, 2022. Football fans can tune into STARZPLAY, which has the exclusive rights to stream the FIFA Club World Cup in the UAE, Egypt and Kuwait.

Hosted in Abu Dhabi from February 3 to 12, the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions, will face-off to determine the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup champion. Last year, Bayern Munich won the cup, but will not be defending their title this year as they were eliminated during the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer at STARZPLAY said: “Recently we’ve witnessed a hike in the demand for live sports in the MENA region, so it is a top priority for us to strengthen our capabilities in this genre. A testament to the growing demand for live sports, over the last year we have recorded a staggering growth in subscribers on our platform. We look forward to offering our audience more exciting live sports entertainment, such as the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup, through our partnership with Abu Dhabi Media.”

The seven teams going against each other this year are Al Jazira from the UAE, Palmeiras from Brazil, Chelsea from the UK, Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia, Al Ahly from Egypt, Monterrey from Mexico, and AS Pirae from Tahiti.

Over the course of 10 days, the teams will go head-to-head for the Cup, beginning with Al Jazira vs AS Pirae in Abu Dhabi on February 3 at 8:30PM (UAE time) at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium. The winner will then progress to the second round against Al Hilal on February 6 at 8:30PM (UAE time) and, based on the results of that match, the winning team will face Chelsea on February 9.

On the flip side of the draw, Al Ahly will take on Monterrey on February 5 at 8:30PM (UAE time), with the winner making it to the final four against Palmeiras on February 8 at 8:30PM (UAE time). The final match will take place on February 12 at 5PM (UAE time), where one team will be crowned the champion of the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup.

Football lovers in the UAE, Egypt and Kuwait can enjoy the live the games on STARZPLAY via the AD Sports Extra add on channel. Abu Dhabi Sports is broadcasting all the matches live. 

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