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Opening ceremony of FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2022 to be exceptional




Runners up at the CAF Champions League, Al Ahly of Egypt are set to take on the Oceania champions, Aukland City as the 19th FIFA Club World Cup, originally meant for 2022, kicks off at the Tangier Stadium in Morocco.

With an anticipated full attendance, the gates of the stadium will  open at 5pm (local and Nigerian time)

. Unlike the FIFA World Cup which is for the national team, this is the race for global club football’s most prestigious prize, which will involve seven of the sport’s top sides

The opening match will be held at Tangier Stadium, Ibn Batouta between CAF Champions League runners-up Al Ahly and OFC Champions League holders Auckland City in front of thousands of passionate supporters.

While the game kicks off at 8pm local time, a stunning opening ceremony is also on the card.


Participating teams:

  • Al Ahly (Egypt)
  • Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Auckland City (New Zealand)
  • Flamengo (Brazil)
  • Real Madrid (Spain)
  • Seattle Sounders (USA)
  • Wydad (Morocco)

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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