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Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al Ahly: FIFA Club World Cup 2023/24 Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

In the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup, Urawa Red Diamonds will square off against Al Ahly from Egypt in the third-place playoff at Jeddah’s Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium on Friday. This marks Urawa’s second appearance vying for the bronze medal, while Al Ahly reaches this stage for an impressive sixth time throughout the tournament’s two-decade span.

After defeating Club Leon 1-0, Urawa Red Diamonds faced a formidable challenge against European champions Manchester City in the Club World Cup semi-finals. Despite a resilient defensive display in the first half, an own goal by Marius Hoibraten tipped the balance in City’s favor. The second half saw City dominate, sealing a 3-0 win with goals from Mateo Kovacic and Bernardo Silva, ending Urawa’s Cup aspirations. Urawa’s recent form has been lackluster, with only three wins in 11 games and an early exit from the Asian Champions League. Manager Maciej Skorza, set to depart after Friday’s match, hopes to exit with a victory. Urawa previously clinched third place in 2007, defeating Etoile Sportive du Sahel on penalties.

Al Ahly’s Club World Cup woes continued as they faced their ninth appearance without ever reaching the final, falling 2-0 to Brazil’s Fluminense in the semi-finals. The match remained tight until the 70th minute when Jhon Arias converted a penalty, followed by John Kennedy’s late goal sealing Al Ahly’s fate. Al Ahly holds the record for most Club World Cup games played (24) and is set for their fourth consecutive third-place playoff, the sixth overall. Under coach Marcel Koller, they secured third place in 2020 and 2021 but faced a 4-2 loss to Flamengo last year. Looking ahead, Al Ahly aims to defeat Urawa before their Egyptian Super Cup match against Ceramica Cleopatra.

Probable lineups

Urawa Red Diamonds probable starting lineup: Nishikawa, Sekine, Scholz, Hoibraten, Akimoto, Ito, Iwao, Okubo, Yasui, Koizumi, Kante

Al Ahly probable starting lineup: El Shenawy, Hany, Ibrahim, Abdelmonem, Maaloul, Kouka, Ateya, Ashour, Tau, Kahraba, El Shahat

Form Guide

Urawa Red Diamonds

OpponentsScore
Manchester City3-0 (W)
Club Leon1-0 (W)
Hanoi FC1-2 (L)
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo2-0 (W)
Wuhan Three Towns2-1 (W)

Al Ahly

OpponentsScore
Fluminense0-2 (L)
Al Ittihad3-1 (W)
CR Belouizdad0-0 (D)
Young Africans1-1 (D)
Smouha0-0 (D)

Head to Head

The upcoming match between these two clubs is going to be their first head to head encounter ever.

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al Ahly Live Schedule and Fixture

The FIFA Club World Cup match between Urawa Red Diamonds and Al Ahly will take place at Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium on Friday at 8:00 pm IST.

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al AhlyKey Details
DateDecember 22
VenuePrince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium
Kickoff time in Japan11:30 pm (Friday)
Kickoff time in Saudi Arabia5:30 pm (Friday)
Kickoff time in India8:00 pm (Friday)

Where to watch Urawa Red Diamonds vs Al Ahly?

Football fans internationally can catch the live action via FIFA+, Shahid, YouTube while those in Saudi Arabia can watch the live action via SSC.

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