BBC and ITV bring FIFA Club World Cup ‘23 from Saudi Arabia to the UK screen 


As the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 heads to Saudi Arabia for a December spectacle, it has been revealed that UK viewers can watch the tournament either on the BBC or ITV.

This was announced by the Olympics’ press centre, with official confirmation from either the BBC or ITV yet to be made.

The continental champions from across Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Africa, and Asia, plus Al-Ittihad FC as a representative of the host nation, will fight for the title during the 20th edition of the championship taking place between 12 and 22 December in Jeddah. 

Fans will see a total of seven knockout games plus all the added extra time and penalties if and when they happen. The only exception is the game for the third place where if the regular 90 minutes do not deliver a winner, both teams will go straight into a penalty shootout. 

Matches will be played at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, as well as the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium.

Outside of the UK, viewers in North, Central and South America can watch the competition on Peacock and FOX Sports. FIFA+ will additionally provide full coverage of the tournament across most of the world. 

This will be the last edition where we see a seven-team format, with the tournament introducing a 32-team structure as it travels to the US in 2025.

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