Abu Dhabi: The Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2018 is now just four games away from knowing which teams from Africa and Asia will be taking the field in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain for the battle to be crowned the world’s club champions.
The CAF and AFC Champions Leagues concluded their semi-finals in dramatic fashion this week. In Africa, Egypt’s Al Ahly, who last featured in the Fifa Club World Cup in 2013, will play Tunisia’s Esperance Sportive de Tunis in a two-legged final on 2 November and 9 November. The winners will book their ticket to the UAE this December.
In the AFC Champions League, Japanese powerhouse Kashima Antlers will play Persopolis, who have qualified for their first AFC Champions League final. The winner will be crowned after the second leg of their final on November 10.
The AFC champions will play Concacaf kings CD Guadalajara of Mexico, at Al Ain’s Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on December 15, with the CAF champions facing the winners of the tournament’s opening match between hosts Al Ain and OFC Champions Team Wellington of New Zealand on the same day. European champs Real Madrid and the Conmebol kings have a bye to the semi-finals.
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