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Category: Club World Cup

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Behind every noble-sounding idea is the global elite’s desire for more money | Jonathan Wilson

The Spanish Super Cup in Jeddah and the proposed Club World Cup are just more ways of the rich becoming richerTippi Hedren sits on a bench outside the school. Behind her, crows gradually settle on a climbing frame. She smokes, distracted. By the time s…

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Andy Robertson says victory on world stage can spur Liverpool to league title

• Winning Club World Cup maintains Liverpool’s momentum• Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to have a scan on injured ankleAndy Robertson has said victory in the Club World Cup can propel Liverpool towards further honours in 2020 as they strive to add the Premier…

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‘Champions of the world’: Liverpool savour Club World Cup triumph – video

The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, was struggling for words after his team won their first Club World Cup title, against Flamengo in Doha. ‘In moments like this I struggle to find the right words to describe my respect for the boys,’ the Liverpo…

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How the 2022 World Cup is emerging from the desert of Qatar

The Club World Cup has been a dry run for the tournament in three years’ timeFirst impressions count and the sight of security staff trying to stop a few drunken Flamengo fans singing football songs at 2am in the hotel lobby was not a great one on arri…

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Jürgen Klopp delighted by Liverpool’s ‘sensational’ Club World Cup win

• Manager hails ‘incredible performance’ against Flamengo• Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces anxious wait over ligamentJürgen Klopp struggled to find the words to describe Liverpool’s triumph in the Club World Cup before settling on “outstanding” and “sens…

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Roberto Firmino fires extra-time winner as Liverpool lift Club World Cup trophy

• Liverpool 1-0 Flamengo• Firmino scores in 99th minute to break Brazilians’ resistance“We’ve conquered all of Europe, we’re never gonna stop,” goes the line in the Liverpool version of Allez, Allez, Allez. Jürgen Klopp’s European champions were true t…

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Liverpool v Flamengo: Club World Cup final 2019 – live!

European champions v South American champions in Fifa showpieceLive scores: all the goals from the games around the UK and EuropeEmail Simon or tweet him @Simon_Burnton 4.28pm GMT The final whistle has just blown on the third-place play-off, but it’s g…

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Klopp says Liverpool can take giant leap by landing first Club World Cup title

• Winning tournament ‘like landing on the moon’• Liverpool play Flamengo in final in Doha on SaturdayJürgen Klopp believes Flamengo carry the hopes of an entire continent in Saturday’s Club World Cup final but will not surpass Liverpool’s desire to cre…

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Liverpool addicted to winning trophies, says Lallana before Club World Cup final

• European champions face Brazilian side Flamengo on Saturday• ‘You win one medal and you want to win more,’ says midfielderAdam Lallana has called the pursuit of trophies an addiction for Liverpool and the chance to win the Club World Cup for the firs…

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Firmino’s last-gasp winner sends Liverpool into Club World Cup final

• Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool• Firmino scores 91st-minute goal to set up final against FlamengoDifferent continent, different competition, same old Liverpool. The Club World Cup semi-final proved a headache for the European champions against Monterrey but …

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Liverpool v Monterrey: Club World Cup semi-final – live!

Club World Cup updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offMinamino due for Liverpool medical to seal Salzburg switchEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet @BryanAGraham 2.58pm GMT Bryan will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Jürgen Klopp’s thoughts on …

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Klopp questions Fifa’s scheduling as he readies Liverpool for Club World Cup

• ‘From an organisation point of view they have to talk’• Liverpool play Monterrey in Qatar semi-final on WednesdayJürgen Klopp has said Fifa’s scheduling of the Club World Cup undermines respect for the competition but Liverpool did not “fly 3,000 mil…

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Rodrigo Caio: ‘A final against Liverpool. It would be so special’

Caio watches his Brazil teammates in the Premier League every week. Now he hopes to play them in the Club World Cup finalBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballRiver Plate were winning 1-0 and the Copa Libertadores final seemed to be drifting awa…

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David Squires on … Liverpool and a potted history of the Club World Cup

Our cartoonist on Liverpool’s busy festive fixture list and the Club World Cup’s history of violenceTake a look through David’s archive of cartoonsBuy a cartoon in the Guardian print shop Continue reading…

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The December day when the rising sons of Flamengo outshone Liverpool

Thirty-eight years ago in Tokyo the Brazilian side won a famous victory against the English championsBy Joshua Law for Yellow and Green FootballIn each game Flamengo played in the Maracanã during this year’s Copa Libertadores one song rang out louder t…

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Jürgen Klopp says Champions League proposals are ‘absolute bollocks’

• Liverpool manager blasts plan to expand group stage• Klopp also critical of decision to use one pitch at Club World CupJürgen Klopp has condemned plans to expand the Champions League group stage as “absolute bollocks” and Fifa’s organisation of the C…

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Qatar stadium deaths: the dark side of the glittering venue hosting Liverpool

Premier League leaders urged to join fight for better working conditions as they prepare for Fifa Club World Cup matchAs Liverpool fans stream into Qatar to watch the Fifa Club World Cup next week, it will be easy to forget the thousands of workers fro…

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Liverpool back calls for investigations into migrant worker deaths in Qatar

• ‘Bereaved families should receive the justice they deserve’• Liverpool make statement before flying to Club World CupLiverpool have supported calls by human rights groups for thorough investigations into the deaths of migrant workers in Qatar, before…

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Liverpool’s Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar to be moved with venue not ready

• Education City Stadium opening postponed until early 2020• Semi-finals and final will now be held at nearby Khalifa StadiumFifa has announced that Qatar’s Education City Stadium, the planned venue for Liverpool’s Club World Cup semi-final, will not h…

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Klopp threatens to forfeit Carabao Cup despite ‘special’ win over Arsenal – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has warned his team could forfeit their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie due to fixture congestion.The Reds reached the last eight with a shootout win over Arsenal, after Divock Origi’s 94th-minute equaliser made it 5-5 and …