• Samson Omale

FIFA WORLD CUP 2021: Al Ahly Book semi-final with Bayern

Bayern Munich will face Al Ahly in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup after the African champions knocked out home favorites Al Duhail on Thursday.


African champions Al Ahly of Egypt needed a Hussein Elshahat’s superb, 30th-minute strike to beat local Qatari champions Al Duhail 1-0 in an edgy affair to set up a semi-final clash against German giants Bayern Munich at the Fifa Club World Cup in Qatar.


The Cairo club is appearing at the Club World Cup for a sixth time and hoping to improve on their previous best showing - when finishing third in 2006.


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"We are here on merit because we deserve to be here and we believe in ourselves, yes, we know that the standard is going to be higher than for us in Egypt. That's why we are in the World Cup, of course. But we believe that we can win."

Al Ahly head coach, Pitso Mosimane, was aware that at a competition as the FIFA Club World Cup "the standard is going to be higher than" in Egypt, as his side prepare for the opening match of the competition in Doha on Thursday.


The Egyptian club were welcomed by a raucous group of fans as they arrived in Doha last Friday, most of whom are residents of Qatar.

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