Chances are, by the time you wake up, the champion of the Club World Cup will have been crowned, as Chelsea takes on Corinthians in Yokohama, Japan. Corinthians is looking for their second title, as they have returned to the tournament for the first time since winning the first Club World Cup in 2000.
Meanwhile, Chelsea looks to put a bow on an up-and-down 2012. After winning their first Champions’ League title earlier in the year, the team has stumbled over the past two months in Premier League action, resulting in the firing of coach Roberto di Matteo. Now Rafa Benitez will lead the Blues as they look to become just the second British club to win the tournament.
The defending tournament champion, Barcelona, will also be in action later today, as they will look to improve upon their lead in the La Liga standings over second place Atletico Madrid. With a six point advantage, Barcelona can enter the new year with one hand on the La Liga Trophy if they are to leave Camp Nou with a win.
Third-place Real Madrid takes on Espanyol, as they will hope to remain in contention after a slow start to the season. With three losses, more than Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have together, Real Madrid sits eleven points behind the top spot.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV Schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
2:30am- Fox Soccer Channel- Al Ahly vs. Monterrey (Club World Cup Third-Place Match)
5:30am- Fox Soccer Channel- Corinthians vs. Chelsea
8am- Univision Deportes- Nancy vs. Bordeaux
8:30am- Fox Soccer Channel- Tottenham vs. Swansea City
9am- beIN Sport- Juventus vs. Atalanta
9am- beIN Sport Espanol- AC Milan vs. Pescara
9:30am- GolTV- Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund
11am- Fox Soccer Channel- West Bromwich Albion vs. West Ham United
11am- beIN Sport Espanol- Valencia vs. Rayo Vallecano
11:30am- GolTV- Werder Bremen vs. Nuremburg
1pm- beIN Sport- Real Madrid vs. Espanyol
3pm- Univision Deportes- Paris St. Germain vs. Lyon
3pm- beIN Sport- Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid