FIFA Club World Cup Final 2013: Start Time, Live Stream Info and Preview

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistDecember 21, 2013

Raja Casablanca will attempt to upset the odds in dramatic fashion this weekend as they welcome Bayern Munich to Marrakesh for the climax of this year's FIFA Club World Cup.

The Moroccan outfit have already toppled expectations by making their way to the final, beating the likes of Auckland City, Monterrey and Atletico Mineiro along the way.

The Telegraph's Juan Arango testifies as to how impressive the first-ever FIFA Club World Cup host finalists have been:

However, while Pep Guardiola's European titans arrived late to the brigade with an automatic start in the semi-finals, Bayern head into this fixture as indomitable favourites.

Ahead of the meeting in Marrakesh, read on for all the vital viewing information for the 2013 finale of this year's all-encompassing competition, as well as some key faces to watch out for. 

 

Date: Dec. 21

Time: 7:30 p.m. GMT/2:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh

Viewing Info: Al Jazeera Sport +3 (UK)/Fox Soccer 2GO (US)

Live Stream: Al Jazeera Sport App (subscription required)

 

Bayern Munich Player to Watch: Mario Goetze

Having featured only sporadically in the first two months of the Bundesliga campaign thanks to injury, Mario Goetze has taken time to reassert himself as one of Germany's brightest stars since returning to full fitness.

According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, the midfielder has four goals and four assists to his name in just seven starts this league term, averaging more than a direct hand in a goal per game.

This form has carried into the international spectrum and Bayern's accommodating midfield means that the 21-year-old has even more outlets surrounding him than he did at Signal Iduna Park.

Goetze managed to get on the scoresheet in his FIFA Club World Cup debut against Guangzhou Evergrande earlier this week and will be expected to shine as one of the more advanced components in the Germans' midfield on Saturday.

 

Raja Casablanca Player to Watch: Mousshine Moutouali

Raja Casablanca's captain has rightly been one of the club's leading figures at this FIFA Club World Cup, taking a firm grip not just with the handling of his players but with his actions on the ball.

Although a more central attacking midfielder by nature, Mousshine Moutouali has shown some quality off the wing over the last 10 days, notching two assists and one goal in his last two games, per Transfermarkt.co.uk.

The Moroccans' leader figure has a weighty task ahead of him in attempting to surmount the Champions League title holders but will undoubtedly take to the matter with a nothing-to-lose approach, as is only right given the enormity of the matchup.

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