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April 10, 2018
Time now for a quick look at

The World Cup (of clubs)

What is it?

Fair question. The Fifa Club World Cup - formerly known as the Fifa Club World Championship is the premier intentional club competition (or so it says on their website).

The competition was first played in 2000 when Corinthians ran out winners against fellow Brazilian side, Vasco da Gama.

Real Madrid are the current reigning champions having beaten San Lorenzo in Morocco last year.

Has an English side ever won it?

Surprisingly they have - but only once. In 2008 Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United overcame Ecuador's finest, LDU Quito, to erase the memory of their World Club Championship shambles in 1998 - you remember the time: when David Beckham got sent off...

When is it?

The game kicks off at 11:30 CET, which to people who don't know what that means equals 10:30am UK time.

And where is it?

After consecutive tournaments in Casablanca, Morocco, this year's Club World Cup will be hosted at the Yokohama stadium in Japan.

Okay, how can I watch it?

Ah, this is the awkward bit. You cannot actually watch it on television in the United Kingdom.

Fear not. What better reason then to join us for live minute-by-minute coverage of the game? We paint a football picture so vivid, you'll think you're watching the game live.

Who are Guangzhou Evergrande?

Guangzhou, who are unbeaten in 28 games, are managed by ex-Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari and have former Premier League pair Robinho and Paulinho in their squad.

Before you start laughing at the mere mention of Paulinho, he's not been in bad form since he made the move from White Hart Lane to China. He even scored Evergrande's winning goal to ensure their passage to the Club World Cup.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
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