Monday, 10 December, 2018

Hosts Al Jazira beat Urawa Red Diamonds to reach semis

All Jazira coach Henk ten Cate is lifted in the air by his players and club officials after their Club World Cup win over Urawa Red Diamonds on Saturday. Matthew Childs  Reuters Hosts Al Jazira beat Urawa Red Diamonds to reach semis
Theresa Hayes | 11 December, 2017, 20:30

It means the Pride of Abu Dhabi become the first UAE side to reach the last four of the tournament, surpassing the achievements of Al Ahli in 2009 and Al Wahda a year later.

Earlier, Mexico's Pachuca needed extra time to overcome Wydad Casablanca and book their semi-final place against Brazil's Gremio. Since 2010, they have also won three editions of the UAE President's Cup.

"Now we have to adapt after the journey and fight to win our sixth Club World Cup", Ramos said.

"There is a lot of enthusiasm and desire in this squad to win yet another trophy for our fans; it's an opportunity that excites us".

Abu Dhabi football club Al Jazira is set to play defending champions Real Madrid in the semi final of the FIFA Club World Cup 2017 in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. "It's a great feeling and we just have to get ready for the game". "We know [Madrid] are one of the best teams in the world and this is incentive for all the players". It's nice to play against Real Madrid, to play against all these big players. "We're going into it really enthusiastically and with a real desire to take part". Al Jazira will meet UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.