Egyptian giants Al Ahly land in Abu Dhabi ahead of Fifa Club World Cup
Pitso Mosimane as well as his 23-man team are participating in the Club Globe Mug for the 7th time
Document Egyptian champs Al Ahly have actually landed in the UAE in advance of the Fifa Club Globe Mug that starts on February 5.
Pitso Mosimane as well as his 23-man team are participating in the Club Globe Mug for the 7th time, making them the group with the second-most looks in event background.
They completed third in 2006 as well as 2020. They shed to ultimate champions Bayern Munich in the semifinals of the 2020 version prior to defeating Palmeiras in the third-place playoff.
Just 2 CAF reps have actually gone better in the 17 previous Fifa Club Globe Cups, with TP Mazembe from DR Congo as well as Morocco’s Raja Casablanca shedding in the last of the competitors in 2010 as well as 2013, specifically.
Mosimane’s group will certainly be positive of duplicating that success, as well as also going one much better to end up being the very first African champions in Fifa Club Globe Mug background.
Mohamed Sherif, that top-scored in the Egyptian organization last period with 27 objectives, will certainly be among one of the most interesting gamers on screen in the UAE funding.
Al Ahly got the event by securing their 10th CAF Champions title in 2021 as well as the Cairo club will certainly contend versus fellow continental club champs CF Monterrey (Concacaf), Chelsea (Uefa), SE Palmeiras (CONMEBOL) as well as Al Hilal SFC (AFC).
Tahiti organization champions A.S. Pirae (OFC) as well as UAE champs Al Jazira Club finish the seven-team align as well as will certainly deal with each various other in the preliminary at the Mohammed container Zayed Arena on February 3.
Monterrey showed up from Mexico a day before Al Ahly, with both conference in the 2nd round at the Al Nahyan Arena on February 5.
It will certainly be Monterrey’s 5th quote to raise the Fifa Club Globe Mug prize, with the 2021 Concacaf Champions Organization victors ending up 3rd in 2012 as well as 2019.
Head trainer Javier Aguirre recognizes Al Ahly well, having actually trained the Egypt nationwide group from 2018 to 2019. The 63-year-old supervisor additionally has warm memories of the UAE having actually won the UAE Head of state’s Mug as well as UAE Organization Mug throughout a previous job with Abu Dhabi club Al Wahda.
Monterrey right-back Edson Gutierrez is additionally expecting getting going.
” We really feel excellent, extremely encouraged to find to do a magnum opus,” he stated. “We come for the desire to obtain the champion as well as we will certainly do whatever feasible to meet this desire.”
The champions of that suit development to the very first semifinal on February 8, where the victors will certainly test Brazilian attire Palmeiras for a place in the last at the Mohammed container Zayed Arena on February 12.
In the various other fifty percent of the draw, the champions of Al Jazira-A.S. Pirae video game handle 2021 AFC Champions Organization champions Al Hilal on February 6 for the opportunity to play Chelsea in the semifinals 3 days later on.