Club World Cup opener

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Sport -

Alain, United Arab Emi­rates — The Club World Cup kicked off Wed­nes­day with Al Jazira de­feat­ing Ocea­nia cham­pion Auck­land City 1-0, with Brazil­ian for­ward Ro­mar­inho scor­ing a first-half win­ner for the win­ners, who qual­i­fied as the host coun­try’s league win­ner.

Al Jazira will play Asian cham­pion Urawa Reds of Ja­pan to­mor­row. The other sec­on­dround match will be be­tween CONCACAF cham­pion Pachuca of Mex­ico and African cham­pion Wy­dad Casablanca of Morocco.

Euro­pean cham­pion Real Madrid and South Amer­i­can cham­pion Gremio await in the semi­fi­nals. The fi­nal will be played Dec 16 in Abu Dhabi.

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