#FIFA Club World Cup

Palmeiras fell at first big hurdle in the FIFA Club World Cup.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@Palmeiras)

  • Palmeiras goalkeeper Weverton was the standout performer of the first half with two superb saves
  • He could do little to stop Gignac's powerful spot-kick
  • Tigres will likely face Bayern in Thursday's final

.São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Palmeiras won their second Copa Libertadores trophy a week ago. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Palmeiras)

  • Palmeiras will face Mexico's Tigres UNAL in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup
  • If they overcome Tigres, the Brazilian club will likely go on to face Bayern Munich
  • Palmeiras are yet to conquer the global crown unlike their local rivals

.Madeirã, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest active goal scorer in men's international football. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest all-time goalscorer with 760 career goals
  • The 36-year-old has won five Ballon d'Or titles
  • The five-time UCL winner made his first-team debut for Sporting Lisbon at the age of 17

(Photo Credit: Twitter/@AlAhlyEnglish)

  • Al Ahly of Egypt edged past Al Duhail 1-0 in Club World Cup quarter-finals
  • The Cairo Red Devils will play in the semi-final against Bayern Munich on Monday
  • Ahly advanced thanks to a 30th-minute goal from midfielder Hussein el Shahat

.Doha, Qatar
Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Super Cup and German Super Cup last season. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Bayern Munich qualified for the Club World Cup after winning last season's UEFA Champions League
  • It is expected that Bayern will go through to the February 11 final and likely face Palmeiras
  • Spectator numbers are capped at 30% of capacity at each of the two venues in Qatar