• Tuesday Mar 06, 2001

    L.A. Galaxy, CD Olimpia earn FIFA Club World Championship field

    With the confirmation by UEFA that Galatasaray SK will represent Europe together with Real Madrid of Spain, the field for the second edition of the FIFA Club World Championship is now set.

    Los Angeles Galaxy of the USA, as winners of the 2000 FC Champions Cup, and CD Olimpia of Honduras, as runner-up, will represent the Confederation in the tournament which will take place from 29 July to 12 August 2001 in Spain.

    The 12 teams are:

    Jubilo Iwata (Japan) - Winners Asian Super Cup 1999
    Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) - Winners Asian Super Cup 2000

    Accra Hearts of Oak (Ghana) - Winner CAF Champions League 2000
    Zamalek FC (Cairo, Egypt) - Winner of CAF Cup of Cup Winners 2000

    Los Angeles Galaxy (USA) - 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Winners
    CD Olimpia (Honduras) - 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup runners-up)

    SE Palmeiras (Brazil) - Winners Copa Libertadores 1999
    CA Boca Juniors (Argentina) - Winners Copa Libertadores 2000

    Wollongong Wolves (Australia) - 2001 Oceania Champions' Cup Winners)

    Real Madrid CF (Spain) - Winner of the 2000 UEFA Champions League
    Galatasaray SK (Turkey) - Winner of the 2000 UEFA Super Cup

    Spain - Host country
    Deportivo La Coruña - Spanish League Champions 1999/2000

    The format is three groups of four teams with the top teams of each group and the best second qualifying for the semi-finals. Also confirmed are the venues, namely in Madrid the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the Estadio Vicente Calderón as well as the Estadio Riazor in La Coruña.

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