Al Ahly of Egypt advanced to the quarterfinals of the Club World Cup on Wednesday of FIFA that is played in Morocco after defeating Auckland City of New Zealand 3-0, where the player from Santiago started Emiliano Tade, who set an absolute record by participating in his eighth Club World Cup.
The Egyptian team, runner-up in Africa, won with goals from hussein el Shahat (at 45+2 minutes of the first half), Mohamed Sherif (at 56) and the South African Percy Tau (at 86), in a match played in the Moroccan city of Tangier.
The match had a regulatory novelty imposed by FIFA in this competition: the referee communicated via audio the decisions made by the VAR to the public in the stadium and the viewersas often happens in rugby.
Now, Al Ahly will face the Seattle Sounders, from the United States and Concacaf champion, where the Uruguayan ex-Boca Nicolás Lodeiro plays and the Colombian former Rosario Central and Arsenal Yeimar Gómez Andrade. The game will be on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (Argentine time) and can be seen on DirecTV Sports and the dSports platform.
The other clash of rooms, to be played at 11:30, will be the one that animates the Wydad Casablanca, African champion and also host team -for which Al Ahly was invited-, against Al Hilal from Saudi ArabiaAsian champion led by Ramón Díaz from La Rioja and with ex-Racing Luciano Vietto on the squad.
Real Madrid and Flamengo will begin to compete in the semifinals. The Champions League champion will appear on Wednesday 8 at 4:00 p.m. against the winner of Al Ahly-Seattle, while the Libertadores champion will do so simultaneously against the winner of Wydad-Al Hilal.
The final will be played on Saturday the 11th, from 4:00 p.m.in the city of Rabat.