Chelsea embark on their mission to be crowned the best team in the world over the coming days with their debut participation in the FIFA Club World Cup, which takes place in Japan.
The blues will play their semifinal match against Mexican side Monterrey in the city of Yokohama, by which time they will already know their potential final match opponents. Brazilian outfit Corinthians face Egyptian giants Al-Ahly the day previously.
Having seen South American sides win three editions of the tournament in a row up to 2006, the past five Club World Cups have been won by European sides with Inter and AC Milan both winning once, Manchester United doing similarly and Barcelona picking up two victories.
Inter's boss for their 2010 victory was current Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez—who was also in charge of Liverpool when they finished runners-up in 2005.
The final of this year's tournament will be played on December 16.
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