Al Ahly Eyes Redemption- Can Egypt’s Giants Conquer Saudi Arabia’s All-Stars in Club World Cup Clash?

Headline: Al Ahly Aims for Victory Despite Recent Struggles in FIFA Club World Cup

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The big team from Egypt, Al Ahly, will try to overcome their recent difficulties when they play against the champions from Saudi Arabia, Al Ittihad, in the quarter-finals of the Fifa Club World Cup on Friday.

The team from Cairo is participating in their ninth Club World Cup, which is a record. They are hoping to win their first title since 2006.

However, there is a worry for coach Marcel Koller because the team hasn’t been performing well lately, with only one win in their last five matches.

Koller acknowledged this week, “We are not performing at our highest level, but we will give our best to make our fans proud.”

Having secured third place in the past on three occasions, Al Ahly now has a chance to reach the semi-finals and match the achievements of TP Mazembe and Raja Casablanca.

Hussein El Shahat, a key player in the midfield and the record holder for the most appearances in the tournament with 12 games, stressed the team’s commitment “to protect the excellent reputation of our club and Egyptian football.”

They are up against Al Ittihad, a team that has made impressive signings, including Karim Benzema, Fabinho, and N’Golo Kante.

The team from Saudi Arabia easily won their opening playoff round against Auckland City with a score of 3-0.

French striker Benzema cautioned, “Every team is eager to win this tournament.”

Despite facing a recent dip in performance, Al Ahly’s experienced players, who have significant Club World Cup experience, are optimistic. They aim to overcome the challenges and achieve new global success.