- Ulsan Hyundai-Tigres UANL in Qatar 2020 curtain-raiser
- The second poster of the day brings together Al Duhail and Al Ahly
- The Bayern Munich and Palmeiras enter semi-final competition
The fever is rising in Doha. The capital of Qatar is hosting the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup ™, which this year brings together Bayern Munich, European champion, Al Ahly SC, African champion, Ulsan Hyundai, Asian champion, Tigres UANL, CONCACAF champion, Palmeiras, South American champion, and Al Duhail, Qatar champion and host of the competition.
The tournament begins with a duel between Ulsan hyundai and UANL Tigers, this February 4 The South Koreans will be on familiar ground. They have fond memories of Doha, where they won the AFC Champions League final at the expense of Persepolis. For its part, Tigres UANL finally seized the continental title, under the leadership of Ricardo Ferretti, after three failures in the final.
The second meeting on the day’s program pits two Arab teams against each other: Al Ahly (Egypt) and Al Duhail (Qatar). Al Ahly regained the continental throne after a spectacular final against Zamalek, his great rival. Coached by Frenchman Sabri Lamouchi, Al Duhail, meanwhile, won the Qatar championship last year.
The Bayern Munich and Palm Trees will compete in the semi-final. The German team will face the winner of the duel Al Ahly-Al Duhail, while the Green Giant will meet the winner of the Ulsan Hyundai-Tigres UANL match. The Bavarians qualified after winning the UEFA Champions League, notably at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain in the final. Victorious in the Copa Libertadores, Palmeiras clinched his place in Qatar after winning the final over his compatriots from Santos.
Tigres UANL – Ulsan Hyundai
Thursday 5:00 p.m. local time (Ahmad ben Ali Stadium)
Al Duhail – Al Ahly
Thursday 8:30 p.m. local time (Education City Stadium)
“All players have the same goal: to get as far as possible. But first we want to win the next game. Only then will we think about the general objective” – Won, Ulsan Hyundai player
“We will face all the teams with a solid mentality and without underestimating our opponents. The more we advance, the more things will get complicated, but we will continue our journey with respect and without fear” – Ricardo Ferretti, coach of Tigres UANL
“This meeting will allow us to measure our level in the tournament. I have every confidence in my technical staff and in my players. We will try to look good, but it will not be easy” – Sabri Lamouchi, coach of Al Duhail
“We are very focused. We watched Al Duhail matches to analyze the team and get to know their best. We hope to live up to Al Ahly’s story and advance to the next round” – Kahraba, joueur d’Al Ahly
At the state
6 – Al Ahly is heading into his sixth FIFA Club World Cup ™. It is the second team with the most participations in the event, behind Auckland City.