Listen to the World Soccer Talk Podcast review of the Premier League weekend (gameweek 17) »

MON, 12PM ET
JUV
NAP
MON, 3PM ET
STO
CHE
FRI, 7:45AM ET
CHE
WHU
FRI, 10AM ET
MUFC
NUFC
FRI, 10AM ET
BUR
LIV
FRI, 10AM ET
WBA
MCFC

Manchester United's FIFA Club World Cup Games on U.S. TV

fox soccer channel Manchester United's FIFA Club World Cup Games on U.S. TVFox Soccer Channel has announced that Manchester United’s FIFA Club World Cup 2008 games will be shown live on its network in the United States.

The first game involving Man United will be shown on Thursday, December 18 at 5:30am ET when United will play one of the following opponents: LDU Quito (Ecuador), Gamba Osaka (Japan), Al Ahly (Egypt), Pachuca (Mexico), Waitakere United (New Zealand) or Adelaide United (Australia).

If Manchester United wins that game, they’ll play in the final on Sunday, December 21st, which will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel at 2:30am ET.

No English team has ever won the world club championship. The Club World Cup is an annual tournament that brings together the reigning champions of FIFA’s six major continental competitions, all vying to become the world’s best club team of 2008.

Manchester United came close to winning the tournament in 2000 when they traveled to Brazil in controversial circumstances (they were allowed to skip the FA Cup that season). They drew against Necaxa 1-1, lost to Vasco da Gama 3-1 and then beat South Melbourne 2-0. Unfortunately United missed out on qualifying for the third place match on goal difference.

Fox Soccer Channel’s coverage of the FIFA Club World Cup 2008 presented by Toyota commences on Wednesday, Dec. 11 with the opening playoff match and continues with both quarterfinal matches, both semifinal matches, the third and fifth place match along with the final, taking place at International Stadium Yokohama on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 5 a.m. ET.


This entry was posted in General, Leagues: EPL and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →