02/04/2023 at 20:20


    The Egyptian team beat the Seattle Sounders 0-1 in the quarterfinals of the Club World Cup

    The whites will debut in the competition on Wednesday, February 8 against Marcel Koller’s men

    A goal two minutes from time by Mohamed Afsha, who had replaced Hamdi Fathi shortly before, ended up giving Al Ahly the win (0-1) against the Seattle Sounders, who will play the Club World Cup semifinal against Real Madrid next Wednesday.


    Club World Cup




    Seattle Sounders

    frei; Tolo, Roldan, Ragen (F. Montero, 90′), Y. Gómez; Lodeiro, Morris, Roldán (Leyva, 84′), Rusnák (Heber, 90′), Atencio (J. Paulo, 68′); Noisy.

    al ahly

    The Shenawy; Hany, Mahmoud, Abdelmonem, Maaloul; Kahraba (Sherif, 63′), Fathi (Afsha, 63′), Dieng, El Solia, T. Mohamed (Ahmed, 63′); Tau (Rage, 90+3′).


    Anthony Taylor. TA: Tau (59′).


    Match corresponding to the quarterfinals of the Club World Cup played at the Ibn Batouta Stadium (Tangier).

    The Egyptian team, the second with the most participations in this competition, with eight, achieved its goal thanks to Marcell Koller who has not yet known defeat.

    In a close duel, with excessive precautions and without scoring chances, it was Al Ahly who achieved their goal. ANDhe Seattle Sounders, the first MLS team qualified to play in a Club World Cup, paid for their conservatism. When he wanted to react, the team led by Brian Schmetzer no longer had time.

    Providential was Afsha’s exit onto the field, who at game time took Hamdi Fathi’s place. He was already able to score five minutes after jumping onto the field. It was the clearest occasion, with a shot from the edge of the area that went wide.

    When the match seemed doomed to extra time, and without goals, it broke up in the final stretch. With a shot from Afsha that hit the crossbar and which he later collected to execute a second attempt that, after hitting a defender, went into the goal, impossible for goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

    There was no time for reaction. The Seattle coach resorted, desperately, to the Colombian Fredy Montero and the Brazilian Heber. But he did not even have a chance to score.

    Al Ahly achieved their goal, progressed in the Club World Cup and met Real Madrid in the semifinals.