Saturday, 8 December 2007

World Club Cup: Quarter-Final 1

The second day's play at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan sees Etoile Sportive du Sahel and Pachuca cross swords this Sunday in Tokyo in the tournament's first quarter-final.

QF1: Etoile Sportive du Sahel v Pachuca
Tokyo, Sunday at 0545 (UK Time, +1hr for Italy)
Etoile of Tunisia earned the right to compete in Japan after sensationally beating Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the final of the African Champions League last month in Cairo.

Given the character they showed en route to their continental title, we can expect Bertrand Marchand's charges to cover every blade of grass when they take on Mexico's Pachuca at Tokyo's National Stadium.

Enrique Meza's Tuzos, for their part, have made winning a habit in recent seasons and will be hoping to emulate last year's performance by compatriots Club America, who reached the last four.

The winners will play Boca Juniors in the first semi-final on Wednesday.

In the other half of the draw, Iranians Sepahan take on Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan on Monday, with the winner meeting European champions AC Milan in the second semi on Thursday.

Source: FIFA

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