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FIFA Club World Cup TV schedule for viewers in the United States

The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and features defending champions Real Madrid.

In the United States, Telemundo Deportes has the rights to the tournament. The matches will be shown across Telemundo and Universo (see schedule below).

Telemundo Deportes’ Andrés Cantor, Manuel Sol, Carlos Hermosillo, Copan Alvarez, Sammy Sadovnik and Miguel Gurwitz will lead the coverage for the tournament through the final match taking place Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT. Select matches will feature a 30-min. pre show special.

This year’s tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates, featuring the world’s top clubs in a seven matchup event. Already confirmed to participate is current UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid, CONCACAF Champions Pachuca, CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca, OFC Champions League winners Auckland City and from the host country the Arabian Gulf League champions Al Jazira of the UAE. AFC Champions League winners Urawa Reds and Copa Libertadores winners Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense also qualified a will matchup against round 1 and 2 winners, respectively.

In the current format of the tournament, the host nation’s national champions dispute a play-off against the Oceania champions, from which the winner joins the champions of Asia, Africa and North America at the quarter-finals. The quarter-final winners go on to face the European and South American champions, who enter at the semi-final stage, for a place in the final.

All kickoff times listed are in the Eastern United States. Schedule is subject to change.

 

Wednesday, December 6

Al Jazira vs. Auckland City, Noon, Universo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

 

Saturday, December 9

Pachuca vs. WAC Casablanca, 8am, Telemundo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Al Jazira or Auckland City vs. Urawa Reds, 11:30am, Universo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

 

Tuesday, December 12

TBD vs. TBD (5th-place match), 9am, Universo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Gremio vs. TBD (semi-final), Noon, Telemundo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

 

Wednesday, December 13

TBD vs. Real Madrid (semi-final), Noon, Telemundo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

 

Saturday, December 16

TBD vs. TBD (3rd-place match), 9am, Universo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

TBD vs. TBD (final), Noon, Telemundo, FOX Soccer Match Pass and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

 

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Jefferson

    December 16, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I’ve just signed up for the fuboTV but can’t find the FIFA final game on the schedule. Was the information above incorrect?

  2. Alex

    December 6, 2017 at 10:51 am

    how does FIFA expect the Club World Cup to gain popularity in the US if such limited rights to channel availability is given? The tournament is even at better viewing times for US fans (not super early in the morning like when held in Japan). I hope NBCSN or some similar channel picks up some games.

    • Christopher Harris

      December 6, 2017 at 11:07 am

      It all comes down to TV ratings and how much advertising the rights holders can sell for these games. Unfortunately, there’s very little interest. And I don’t see it changing anytime in the future.

    • Thomas

      December 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      I agree. I am surprised they don’t give rights away to just get the audience. But to be fair, it’d probably end up on such an obscure channel that I’d watch it in Spanish anyway.

  3. David K.

    December 6, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Is there any way to tell if Telemundo will use the SAP option for English like Univision used it for MLS matches?

  4. SilverRey

    December 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Disappointed none of this is actually going to be televised in english.

    • Christopher Harris

      December 5, 2017 at 11:38 am

      So far, it’s only FOX Soccer Match Pass. It’s still possible that some of the games may find their way on to English-language TV but they’re leaving it very late.

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