Sunday, December 11, 2016

FIFA Club World Cup: Kashima, America Advance To Semifinals

Both contests in the quarterfinal round of the FIFA Club World Cup were played on Sunday at Suita City Football City in Osaka, Japan:
Romero at the double as America oust Jeonbuk
In the opener Silvio Romero scored twice (58', 74', that's him celebrating) as Club America came from behind to upend Asian champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2-1.  The Mexican club who won the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League crown will battle Real Madrid in Yokohama on Thursday.

Photo from FIFA website
Endo, Mu sink Sundowns
In the nightcap, Yasushi Endo (63') and Mu Kanazaki (88') produced the goals as Kashima Antlers (seen here celebrating) blanked African champs Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 2-0.  The winners of Japan's top domestic league will battle South American champs Atletico Nacional of Colombia on Wednesday in Osaka.

Photo from FIFA website

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