River Plate beat Guaraní to reach the final of the Copa Libertadores / CARIVERPLATE.COM

There are now four teams through to the World Club Cup that will be played in December in Japan. River Plate are the latest side to book their place in the 2015 edition of the competition after Mexican club Tigres made it to the final of the Copa Libertadores. Invited to compete in the competition, Tigres belong to the Concacaf region of football that will be represented by América de México in the World Club Cup, as winners of the Concacaf club tournament. As such, Tigres’ opponents in the final of the Copa Libertadores, River Plate, are now assured a place in Japan in December.

The other club who are now also through to the competition are New Zealanders Auckland City who have been proclaimed the Champions League winners in Oceania.

At the moment there are still three places to fill in the competition. The winners of the J-League in Japan will qualify as hosts – as will the winners of the respective Champions League competitions in Africa and Asia. The list of participants will not be complete until just a few weeks before the tournament gets under way.

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