Al Hilal Saudi Arabia, the Asian champion, is participating for the second time in the Club World Cup after appearing in the 2019 edition when it finished fourth.
In the bronze match at the time, the “leader” faced the Mexican club Monterrey, and the match ended in a positive tie, then the penalty kicks smiled for the latter.
On the other hand, Al-Ahly of Egypt is participating for the seventh time in the Club World Cup, and the most prominent achievement of the Cairo club was winning the bronze medal in 2006 and 2020, and Al-Ahly fans hope to repeat this achievement for the third and second time in a row.
It is noteworthy that Al-Ahly has become the team that plays the most matches in the Club World Cup, with 17 matches in 7 participations.
History of confrontations
6 confrontations brought the two Arab teams together, during which Al-Ahly won on two occasions, Al-Hilal won once, and 3 confrontations ended in a draw.
The first confrontation between the two teams was in the 1988 Arab Championship qualifiers, and ended in a positive tie with a goal for the same, and the last was a friendly match on the occasion of the retirement of Al Hilal player Abdullah Al Shraideh, and ended with the same result.
In general, Al Hilal faced the Egyptian clubs in 18 matches, winning 5 matches, losing 7 and drawing 6 times.
On the other hand, Al-Ahly is at the forefront of the Egyptian clubs, achieving victory over the Saudi clubs with 7 victories out of 17 confrontations, while the Red Genie lost on 4 occasions, and 6 confrontations ended in a draw.
The Club World Cup witnessed one Egyptian-Saudi confrontation, which was in the 2005 edition, which brought together Al-Ahly and the Saudi Federation, and ended with the latter’s victory with a clean goal.