Real Madrid make their entrance into the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup at the semifinal stage with Carlo Ancelotti’s side facing off with Al Ahly in Rabat.
Los Blancos are the most successful team in the competition’s history, with four titles, including success under Ancelotti back in 2014.
However, they have been hit by some key injury absences ahead of their first appearance in the competition since 2018, with Thibaut Courtois, Karim Benzema and Eder Militao all left behind in Madrid.
Al Ahly have been the surprise package of the tournament so far, after receiving a late call up due to Wydad Casablanca being nominated as the host nation’s representative, with wins over Auckland City and Seattle Sounders.
Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal await the winners in the final after they edged past Flamengo in the first semifinal game.
The Sporting News will be providing live updates and highlights for Real Madrid vs Al Ahly in their last four clash at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium.
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Real Madrid vs Al Ahly live score
Real Madrid vs Al Ahly live updates, highlights from 2022 FIFA Club World Cup semifinal
2 hrs from kickoff: Morocco head coach Walid Regragui popped by Real Madrid training ahead of the semifinal – maybe with some tips for Ancelotti?
🇲🇦🤝⚽ El INSIDE de Walid Regragui, seleccionador de Marruecos, en nuestro entrenamiento de ayer.#ClubWC pic.twitter.com/tcGYtehiye
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) February 8, 2023
Real Madrid vs Al Ahly lineups, team news
Those injury enforced absences have disrupted Ancelotti’s plans, but he is still expected to go with a strong line up, with Luka Modric, Antonio Rudiger and Vinicius Jr set to start.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): 13-Lunin (GK) — 2-Carvajal, 22-Ruidger, 6-Nacho, 4-Alaba — 8-Kroos, 18-Tchouameni, 10-Modric — 15-Valverde, 21-Rodrygo, 21-Vinicius Jr
Al Ahly head coach Marcelo Koller has shuffled his options for their opening two games with Mohamed Magdy potentially coming in to start after scoring the winner off the bench against Seattle.
Al Ahly (4-5-1): 1-El-Shenawy (GK) — 30-Hany, 4-Metwaly, 24-Abdelmonem, 21-Maaloul — 9-Kader, 8-Fathi, 15-Dieng, 17-Al-Sulaya, 19-Magdy — 23-Tau
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How to watch Real Madrid vs Al Ahly
Below are the details on how to watch this game in the world’s major territories:
|USA||Wed, Feb. 8||14:00 ET||Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes||fuboTV, Fox Sports Go|
|UK||Wed, Feb. 8||19:00 GMT||—||FIFA+|
|Australia||Thu, Feb. 9||06:00 AEST||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|Canada||Wed, Feb. 8||14:00 ET||—||FIFA+|
|India||Wed, Feb. 8||23:30 IST||—||FIFA+|
|New Zealand||Thu, Feb. 9||08:00 NZST||Sky Sport 1||Sky Go NZ|
|Malaysia||Thu, Feb. 9||03:00 MT||—||FIFA+|
|Singapore||Thu, Feb. 9||03:00 SST||—||FIFA+|
|Hong Kong||Thu, Feb. 9||03:00 HKST||—||FIFA+|
This Club World Cup semifinal will be broadcast on television in the United States on Fox Sports 2, while SBS has the rights in Australia.
For all territories without a designated broadcaster, this match can be found on FIFA’s streaming service FIFA+.