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Bayern’s Club World Cup opponents revealed

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The reigning Bundesliga and European champions have learned who they will face in the Semi-Final in February.

The draw for the competition’s semi-final matches was announced on Tuesday and Bayern Munich will have to face either CAF Champions Al Ahly or Al-Duhail.

The hosts, Al-Duhail guaranteed their right to host the competition after becoming champions of the Qatar Stars League in 2019-20, and with no other Qatari side winning the AFC Champions League either, the right to host fell to Al-Duhail.

Al-Ahly won the biggest title in African club football way back in November and have now qualified for the competition for a sixth time.

Al-Duhail got an easy ride into the competition after their opponents, Auckland City, had to pull out of their match because of the Covid-19 measures that were put in place by their government. The other clash will have Tigres, champions of the CONCACAF face off against AFC Champions League title holders Ulsan Hyundai.

Either Ulsan or Tigres will advance to play the winner of the Copa Libertadores with the final being played between Palmeiras and Santos.

Adam Schultz
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