Al-Ahly in Tangiers for the opening match

Al-Ahly in Tangiers for the opening match

After the arrival of the New Zealand national team on Friday from Auckland City, the Egyptian national team arrived from Al-Ahly on Saturday evening at Tangier Ibn Battuta International Airport to participate in the Club World Cup, which will be held in Morocco from 1 to 11 February. Tangier and Rabat.

I arrived in Tangier on a direct EgyptAir flight coming from Cairo International Airport, after completing a final training course in Egypt.

Egypt’s Al-Ahly will face New Zealand’s Auckland City in the opening match of this global event on February 1 at the Tangier Grand Stadium.

“Morocco is our second country and we are happy to be here, and we are honored to represent Africa and the Arab world for the eighth time in the Club World Cup,” said Khaled Matarji, a member of the federation’s board of directors. Al Ahly.

And after pointing out that Al-Ahly has already reached third place in the last two editions of the Club World Cup, he emphasized that “the team members are very enthusiastic and determined to achieve good results because Al-Ahly is a big club and has a large fan base.”

He continued, “We also participated in the 2013 edition in Morocco, and we remember that Raja Casablanca achieved a remarkable achievement and won second place,” expressing his hope that Arab clubs such as Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia, Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) and Al-Ahly will achieve good results in this edition.

He also congratulated the Moroccan people on the great achievement of the Moroccan team in the last stage of the World Cup in Qatar, by occupying fourth place, expressing his admiration for “the development and advancement of sport in Morocco, which honors everyone.” Arab and African peoples and makes Morocco worthy of organizing an international event such as the Club World Cup.”

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The opening match between Egypt’s Al-Ahly and Auckland City (February 1) will be held in Tangiers. The winner of this match will face Seattle Sounders (USA) (4 February) in the first quarter-final.

In addition, the winner of the second quarter-final between Saudi club Al-Hilal, winner of the AFC Champions League, and Wydad Casablanca, winner of the African Champions League, will face Brazilian club CC Flamengo, winner of the AFC Champions League. Copa Libertadores (8 February) in Tangiers.

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