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Intriguing quarter-final pairings drawn

“It’s my great pleasure to declare the draw ceremony open,” FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter said by way of welcome to the invited guests. “I wish every success to all the teams taking part in this wonderful tournament.”
Blatter handed over to Japan Football Association President Kuniya Daini, who had this to say: “We’re proud to be hosting this prestigious competition. Our preparations are going very well. We’re looking forward to welcoming all our guests to Japan.”
After a fascinating introductory video reviewing the qualifying routes for the FIFA Club World Cup 2012, FIFA Director of Competitions Mustapha Fahmy supervised the draw for the quarter-finals. He was assisted by Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, former Japan national team captain and an ambassador for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012.
In the first of two exceptionally interesting quarter-final clashes, the winners of the AFC Champions League, to be determined on November 10, will meet CONCACAF Champions League winners CF Monterrey.
The second quarter-final pairs the winners of the play-off between the Japanese champions, who will be crowned on December 1, and O-League champions Auckland City FC, with the winners of the CAF Champions League, which concludes in mid-November.
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012
Quarter-finals play-off – Match 1
J-League winner (JPN) v Auckland City FC (NZL)
International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
December 6, 7.45pm local
Winner advances to the quarter-finals
Quarter-finals – Match 2
AFC winner v CF Monterrey (MEX)
Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
December 9, 4pm local
Winner advances to semi-final with Chelsea (ENG)/Loser plays off for 5th
Quarter-finals – Match 3
Winner 1 v CAF winner
Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
December 9, 7.30pm local
Winner advances to semi-final with SC Corinthians Paulista (BRA)/Loser plays off for 5th
5th place play-off – Match 4
Loser 2 v Loser 3
Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
December 12, 4.30pm local
Semi-final – Match 5
Winner 2 v SC Corinthians Paulista (BRA)
Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
December 12, 7.30pm local
Winner advances to the final
Semi-final – Match 6
Winner 2 v Chelsea (ENG)
Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
December 13, 7.30pm local
Winner advances to the final
3rd place play-off – Match 7
Loser 5 v Loser 6
Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
December 16, 4.30pm local
Final – Match 8
December 16, 2012
Winner 5 v Winner 6
Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
December 16, 7.30pm local
Story courtesy of FIFA.com.
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