Player of the tournament – oooohhhh Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva has been named Player of the Tournament at the 2021 Club World Cup, winning the Golden Ball.
CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD – Chelsea 2-1 Palmeiras
Chelsea are champions of the world!
BIG. GAME. PLAYER!
Kai Havertz has stepped up and slotted away a penalty to give Chelsea the lead with minutes to go in the Club World Cup final!
End of First Extra time
It’s a nervy encounter in Abu Dhabi. The scores remain 1-1. Let’s go into the second extra time to see if there would be a breakthrough.
Full Time Chelsea 1-1
It will be extra time in the Club World Cup final.
Romelu Lukaku’s thumping header was cancelled out by Raphael Veiga’s penalty in a second half of few clear-cut chances.
Equaliser! Chelsea 1-1 Palmeiras
Raphael Veiga sends Mendy the wrong way and scores!
Penalty for Palmeiras
Penalty to Palmeiras, Thiago Silva is penalised for handball.
Luk who scored…Again! Chelsea 1-0 Palmeiras
Hudson-Odoi with a great cross and and Lukaku powers the header home!
Roman is Here
Second Half Underway!
We are back again for the second 45! Who will break the deadlock? Who will lift the trophy? Refresh to get latest updates as they break.
Half-time – Chelsea 0-0 Palmeiras
The game hasn’t quite sparked into life yet, but the Brazilians have arguably been the most positive.
The Blues have lost Mason Mount to injury; Christian Pulisic on.
Mount is having to come off injured. Looks devastated as you’d expect. Pulisic on for the England International.
Midway through the first half and while the European champions have seen more of the ball, it’s Palmeiras who have had the better of the chances.
Game on! Who will be the club champions of the world?
Welcome to the FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP FINAL coverage between Chelsea and Palmeiras.
The Blues marched to the final without their gaffer, Thomas Tuchel, but he would be calling the shots today from the bench.
Tuchel missed the semi-final due to testing positive for Covid-19, but after two negative tests he was finally able to join up in a big boost for Chelsea ahead of their clash with Brazilian side Palmeiras.
Romelu Lukaku got the goal against Al Hilal earlier this week to send the Blues through, and keep their hopes alive of securing the only trophy they are yet to win under owner Roman Abramovich.
The Blues lost in the final of their only previous Club World Cup appearance, beaten by another Brazilian outfit, Corinthians, in 2012.
Palmeiras have reached the final of the tournament for the first time, after a comfortable 2-0 win over Al Ahly in the last four.
Thomas Tuchel has opted for Edouard Mendy in goal instead of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ziyech also drops to the bench for Mason Mount.