The tournament kicks off today and will be held over the next 10 days from 10 December 2014 – 20 December 2014.
The participating teams are:
CRUZ AZUL – WS WANDERERS FC – REAL MADRID CF – SAN LORENZO – ES SÉTIF – MOGHREB TÉTOUAN – AUCKLAND CITY FC
Real Madrid is the biggest name taking part in the competition and the title favorite. The Champions League 2014 Winners will play their first match on 16 December 2014. It will be a game in the semi-final (yes, they start the tournament from the semi-finals, which is why a major facelift is needed for the tournament). The Spanish giants will play the winner of CRUZ AZUL vs WS WANDERERS FC.
All eyes will be on Moroccos for the next 10 days especially after the African Cup of Nations dilemma. Real Madrid’s name is synonymous with the tournament, and the name of San Lorenzo and their virgin participation is being highlighted, but I am interested in seeing the performance of Algeria’s ES SÉTIF [Entente Sportive de Sétif – الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي]. The reason is: Algeria’s performance in World Cup Brazil 2014.
First match will be held between MOGHREB TÉTOUAN and AUCKLAND CITY FC, and kick off is at 23:30 Dubai Time [19:30 GMT – 21:30 Beirut Time].