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Dubai – Yasmine El Tohamy – Cairo giants Al Ahly have found out their opponents in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup as the draw was announced on Tuesday.
The tournament is set to take place between February 1st and February 11th in Qatar with three stadiums set to host the games: Ahmad Bin Ali, Khalifa International and Education City stadiums.
The opening match was supposed to be between Qatari champions Al Duhail and Auckland City of New Zealand. However, Auckland announced their withdrawal from the competition due to COVID-19.
As a result, the first round will no longer take place and Al Duhail will begin the competition from the second round along with three other teams.
The qualified teams, for now, are Al Ahly who will represent CAF, UEFA will be represented by Bayern Munich, Ulsan Hyundai will represent the AFC and CONCACAF champions Tigres UANL will also join the mix.
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The official draw for the tournament took place on Tuesday at the at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
It revealed that Al Ahly are set to face Qatari champions Al Duhail in the second round of the Club World Cup.
FIFA also announced that if Al Ahly overcome Al Duhail, they will come up against European champions Bayern Munich, who won five trophies last year.
Al Ahly had qualified for the Club World Cup after winning the CAF Champions League for the ninth time in the club’s history.
The Red Devils had earned a historic 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Zamalek in the ‘final of the century’ back in November, thanks to goals from Amr El-Sulya and Mohamed Magdy Afsha.
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