The Sounders were eliminated at the Club World Cup

The Sounders were eliminated at the Club World Cup

Saudi clubs Al-Hilal and Al Ahly of Egypt qualified for the semi-finals of the Club World Cup in Morocco on Saturday.

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In the next round, Al-Hilal meets Brazilian side Flamengo in Tangiers next Tuesday and Real Madrid in Rabat the next day. Flamengo and Real go straight to the semi-finals.

Al-Hilal eliminated Wydad Casablanca, African champions, with 5 shots to 4 in Rabat after equalizing and extra time in added time of the second period (1-1).

For his part, Al Ahly defeated the Seattle Sounders (1-0) in Tangier, with a late goal from midfielder Afsha (88′).

19-year-old Musab Al Juwayr got the winning shot for Al-Hilal while Jalal Daoudi missed his for Wydad.

Moroccan right-back Ayoub El Amloud scored in the 52nd minute and Saudi midfielder Mohamed Kanno equalized in added time (90+4) three minutes after Moroccan Yahya Jabrane was sent off.

Saudi striker Mohamed Kanno was ruled out again in extra time (94′).