Thu 03 February 2022 | 21:12

Al Jazira start off the Club World Cup with 4-1 victory

The Club World Cup has begun and hosts Al Jazira have paved their way to the next round of the competition.

Al Jazira

, who were qualified for the Club World Cup following their championship in the UAE Pro League in 2020-21, faced Tahitian side


in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

The Emirati champions took the lead by 3 goals by the end of the first half. Pirae’s hope sparked after an Al Jazira own goal early in the second half, however,

Abdoulay Diaby

’s strike in the 63rd minute of the game finished off the Tahitian opponent and handed Marcel Keizer’s side a morale-boosting 4-1 victory.

Al Jazira are now set to face Asian champions

Al Hilal

in the second round, and the winner will of the match will have to face Champions League winners,


, in the second semi-final on February 9.

source: SportMob

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