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Bayern Munich set for Club World Cup in February

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Bayern Munich will potentially add two more games to its schedule as the squad will take part in the FIFA Club World Cup tournament.

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich will have the chance to win a sixth trophy in a matter of months at the FIFA Club World Cup in February 2021.

The Club World Cup tournament will kick off in Qatar on February 1st, 2021. As winners of the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich will enter at the semifinal stage on February 8th, 2021.

“We qualified for the Club World Cup as Champions League winners and will give everything to win the tournament,” Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club website. “The team want to keep making history. I would like to thank FIFA and President Gianni Infantino for making it possible to compete for this title even in the time of coronavirus.”

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Hansi Flick will lead his boys toward another trophy at the FIFA Club World Cup in February.
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Head coach Hansi Flick echoed Rummenigge’s statement.

“We’re looking forward to the tournament,” said Flick. “We want to compete at the Club World Cup, and we want to win it.”

The tournament finale will take place just three days after the semifinal on February 11th, 2021.

“We won the Club World Cup in 2013,” said Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. “It’s a special title that you can only win if you’ve already won the Champions League. We’ll do everything we can to triumph again. I’d be delighted with a repeat of 2013.”

Only once has a club managed to win six titles and that was FC Barcelona in 2009.

While the obvious downside to this is adding more games to an already compact schedule, Bayern Munich is eager to take the chance to add another trophy to the cabinet.

“We want to complete the sextuple and we’re looking forward to competing for this sixth title after the Champions League, the Bundesliga championship, the DFB-Pokal, and the DFL and UEFA Super Cups,” said Thomas Müller.