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FIFA Club World Cup: Al Ahly Defeats US’ Seattle Sounders 1-0




After a stalemate that lasted until the last minute of the match, Al Ahly emerged victorious against Seattle Sounders.

Al Ahly claimed their second victory at the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup, defeating American Club Seattle Sounders 1-0. 

In the first half of the match, the two teams were locked into a stalemate, with both delivering a solid performance.

Egyptian midfielder  Mohamed Magdy broke the stalemate in the 89th minute of the match, scoring a decisive late goal for his team from outside the penalty box.

Al Ahly will face European champions Real Madrid in the semi-final. The Spanish club, who possess a star-studded squad, are the favorites to go all the way and win the competition. 


The Egyptian club started this year’s Club World Cup with an impressive 3-0 win against New Zealand’s Auckland City, cementing its reputation as one of Africa’s giant clubs. 

Al Ahly qualified to the competition as CAF Champions League runners-up, as the champions Wydad AC had also taken the host club spot.

The team holds 42 Egyptian Premier League titles, 37 Egypt Cup titles, as well as 10 CAF Champions League titles. 

For their part, the Sounders are the first team from the US Major League Soccer to earn a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup, following their victory in the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League.


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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