CLUB WORLD CUP
Seattle Sounders vs Al Ahly: Times, how to watch on TV, stream online | FIFA Club World Cup
All the information on how to watch the Club World Cup second round.
Seattle Sounders will make history on 4 February as they step over the white line and onto the pitch of the Club World Cup, becoming the first side ever to represent MLS at the tournament. Their opponents on the night will be Al-Ahly, last year’s Egyptian Champions. The African club beat Auckland City 3-0 in the first round of the competition and will take on Brian Schmetzer’s team for a place in the semi final against Real Madrid.
Seattle Sounders vs Al Ahly, live online: score, stats & updates | FIFA Club World Cup
Where will the game be held?
The match is to be played at the Ibn Batouta stadium, a 65,000 seater stadium with a huge running track around it that is designed for multi-sport events, and hosted the 2018 Spanish Super Cup between Copa del Rey runners-up, Sevilla and Barcelona (who won both the league and cup). It was also one of the venues in Morocco’s failed bid to host the 2026 World Cup, which went to the joint bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico.
How to watch the match
What time does the match start?
The game kicks off at 12:00 p.m. (midday) ET, which is 9:00 a.m. PT and 6:00 p.m. Spanish time.
A place in the semi final up for grabs
In this expanded tournament, Real Madrid have been given a direct pass all the way to the semi finals along with Flamengo, the winners of the Copa Libertadores. Given the way the draw has fallen, the winner of Sounders vs Al-Ahly will face the Spanish side, who are currently working their way through a horrendously compacted calendar.
Madrid beat Valencia 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu on 2 February after seeing Barcelona go 8 points ahead of them the night before, so they can not afford a slip up in LaLiga. However, given the constant demand for success at the club, the trophy on offer in Morocco will not be taken as a minor objective, and Ancelotti will surely look to give the victor of the second round tie a difficult time, regardless of the players selected (given the injuries to Benzema and Militão) or the opponent they are to face.
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