World Club Cup Regional Group Stage Final Week of Matches


Into the final week of matches for the regional Group Stage of this season’s World Club Cup, who has qualified for the Regional (Semi-)Finals, who needs what tomorrow night, and who is already out?

Iberia & South America (ISA)

Group A

River Plate need a point at home to Argentine rivals Independiente to guarantee a place in the Semi-Final of the Regional competition.

If they lose, a win at Cruzeiro could still send Benfica through.

Malaga are rock bottom and out.

Group B

Group winners Real Madrid hope to continue their 100% record at home to Valencia, and they will travel to the winners of Group A in the Regional Semi-Final.

Villarreal and Levante cannot now qualify for the Regional Finals.

Group C

Espanyol are group winners, finishing above their city rivals Barcelona, and will host the winners of Group D in the Regional Semi.

Group D

Atletico Madrid will win Group D if they can win at Malaga in the final game, or if second placed Independiente fail to win at River Plate.

Combined ISA Table

Top four (i.e., all the first placed teams in the four groups) qualify for the Regional Semi-Finals.

Top five (all first placed teams and best second placed team) all qualify for the World Club Cup Knockout Stage, while the next five go into the World Club Shield.

Bottom two are out all together.

Italia (ITA)

Group A

Roma must win at Lazio in the final game in Group A to overhaul Milan.

Group B

Fiorentina will win Group B if Udinese fail to win at Genoa.

Group C

If Genoa beat Udinese, they will win Group C, just pipping Napoli, and pushing Juventus into third place.

Combined ITA Table

Top four (i.e., all the first placed teams in the four groups, plus the best second placed team) qualify for the Regional Semi-Finals.

Top four qualify for the World Club Cup Knockout Stage.

Next three go into the Shield, while the bottom two are out.

Rest of the World (ROW)

Group A

All still to play for in Group A.

Leaders PSG need just a draw at AZ, while AZ must win.

PSV need AZ to win, and must beat Bordeaux by a greater margin.

Group B

Leaders Monaco host second placed Partizan knowing that a draw will see them through on goal difference.

Combined ROW Table

England (ENG)

Group A

A draw at home to Chelsea may be enough to win Group A for Liverpool.

Second placed Sunderland need a big win over Stoke, and hope that Liverpool fail to win.

Group B

Chelsea comfortably won Group B, and will play the winners of Group A in the Regional Final.

Combined ENG Table

Germany (GER)

Group A

Gladbach won Group A.

Group B

Dortmund will win Group B with a win at Hamburg, and even a draw would be enough if Wolfsburg fail to win at Galdbach by a big score.

Combined GER Table

Top two in each of the ROW/ENG/GER groups play in their Regional Final, and qualify for the World Club Cup Knockout Stage.

The best second placed team out of the ROW/ENG/GER groups will also qualify for the World Club Cup Knockout Stage.

Next two will play in the Shield.

Bottom team is out.

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