Barcelona set up the Club World Cup final tie predicted by everyone at the start of the tournament, as they defeated Al Sadd by four goals to nil in front of over 66,000 people at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama. The win came at a price though, as their Spanish star striker David Villa suffered a broken leg which will rule him out for the rest of the season, and probably next summer’s European Championships. A blow for Barcelona, and for Spain. Brazilian club Santos await Barcelona in the final, and Barcelona’s goals against Al Sadd had a few Brazilian connections to speak of. The first two goals were scored by Adriano, who played his youth Read more..
AFC Champions League holders Al Sadd of Quatar secured themselves a dream tie against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, after defeating the current CAF Champions League holders AS Tunis by two goals to one. Al Sadd can boast a few relatively familiar names in their line-up – including players such as Nadir Belhadj, Abdul Kader Keita, and Mamadou Niang – all of whom may be familiar to followers of European football. The game will take place at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama this Thursday, the 15th of December, and could draw a large crowd in host nation Japan’s second largest city. The first semi-final will take place the day before, Read more..