Uefa Champions League champions Bayern Munich will meet either Qatar’s Al Duhail or Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly side in the semifinals of Fifa’s Club World Cup, the world football governing body confirmed in Tuesday’s draw.
The draw took place on Tuesday at Fifa’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and it revealed that the Cairo giants will take on Qatari champions Al Duhail in the second round of the Club World Cup on 4 February.
If Mosimane and his troops manage to beat Al Duhail, they will come up against European champions Bayern.
The ‘Red Devils’ had qualified for the Club World Cup after winning the Caf Champions League for the ninth time in the club’s history. They overcame arch-rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the final back in November.
Meanwhile, Mexican side Tigres UANL have been drawn against South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai in match two, with the winners going on to face the winner of this year’s Copa Libertadores between Brazilian sides Santos and Palmeiras in the other semifinal.
The 2020 edition of the tournament, which was originally scheduled for December, is now being held from 1-11 February in Qatar and brings together continental champions from across the world.
Auckland City, who were originally scheduled to play Al Duhail, withdrew from the tournament last week due to the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine measures required by New Zealand’s authorities.
As a result, the Qatari side entered the tournament in the second round.
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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By FARPost Reporter