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Chelsea learn World Club Cup fate
Chelsea have been handed a date with either CONCACAF Champions League title holders Monterrey or the winners of the Asian Champions League in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.
Monterrey beat Santos Laguna 3-2 on aggregate in an all-Mexican final to book their place in the competition, while the winners of the elite Asian confederation competition will not be known until November 9-10. The match will be played in Yokohama on December 13.
The other quarter-final tie pits the winners of the play-off between New Zealand side Auckland City, who won the Oceania Champions League, and the champions of the J-League, which may not be known until December 1, against the African Champions League winners [to be decided November 9-10]. Copa Libertadores champions Corinthians lie in wait in the semi-finals.
The Club World Cup takes place in Japan between December 6 and 16. Manchester United are the only English side ever to win the global title, lifting the trophy in 1999 and 2008. English sides have lost the final on six occasions, while this will be Chelsea's debut in the competition.