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FCB drawn to face team from Asia or Africa

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Champions League winners Bayern have been drawn to play the representatives from Asia or Africa in the semi-finals of December’s FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. FCB’s potential last four opponents meet in the quarter-finals on 14 December for the privilege of taking on the men from Munich, although the names of the Asian and African teams involved have yet to be determined as the respective continental qualifying competitions are still ongoing.

South Korean side FC Seoul will play Chinese team Guangzhou Evergrande, who are coached by Italian World Cup winning supremo Marcello Lippi, in the final of the Asian AFC Champions League, a two-legged affair to be played on 26 October and 9 November. In the African CAF Champions League, the second legs of the semi-finals between CS Tunis (Tunisia) and Orlando Pirates (South Africa), and between Cotonsport (Cameroon) and Al Ahly (Egypt), take place on 19 and 20 October.

Bayern’s semi-final at the Club World Cup will be played on 17 December in Agadir. Wednesday’s draw in Marrakech also set up a quarter-final meeting between Mexican cracks CF Monterrey and the winners of the preliminary round clash between Raja Casablanca from host nation Morocco and Oceania representatives Auckland City of New Zealand. The team emerging from this half of the draw earn a semi-final contest against South American Copa Libertadores winners Atlético Mineiro of Brazil.