Al-Ahly – Auckland City starts waiting for Real Madrid

Al-Ahly – Auckland City starts waiting for Real Madrid

Vinicius and Benzema await their semi-final opponents. Isabel’s Children/Reuters

The meeting of the Egyptians from Al-Ahly and the New Zealanders from Auckland City, Wednesday in Tangier, marks the start of the Club World Cup, which is being organized in Morocco, awaiting Real Madrid’s entry into the running race a week later.

Al-Ahly, the vice-champion of Africa last season, who was defeated by Wydad Casablanca, is the club that has won the largest number of African Champions League tournaments, by being crowned ten times. Auckland City is also the most successful club in the OFC Champions League, with ten crowns.

The winner of this meeting will meet the American club Seattle Sounders on Saturday in Tangiers, who won the first CONCACAF Champions League in May 2022.

The first to communicate arbitration decisions

The team that wins this match will face Champions League holders Real Madrid in the semi-finals on February 8th in Rabat. The Spanish club, the record holder for wins in the event, has the chance to win the Club World Cup for the fifth time after 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

In the other part of the table, the Moroccans Wydad Casablanca, crowned in the African Football Champions League, and the Saudis from Al Hilal, the holders of the AFC Champions League title, will compete on Saturday in Rabat for the right to meet in the semi-finals. – The final on February 7 in Tangiers is won by the Brazilians Flamengo, who won the Copa Libertadores for the third time last October.

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This competition will see the judges explain VAR decisions to the audience for the first time. While communications between the central referee and those responsible for video assistance will remain confidential, the conclusion of their discussion will be announced.

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