Corinthians x Al Ahly: probable starting line-ups 12 December 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
Corinthians get their FIFA Club World Cup campaign underway when they take on Al Ahly in the Toyota stadium on Wednesday. An estimated 20,000 Corinthians fans have made the journey to Japan for a tournament that the club have been gearing up to since they won the Libertadores in July. The Musketeers are Brazil’s second biggest club (after Flamengo) and have a fan base of around 35 million.
The winner will face either Chelsea or CF Monterrey in the final of the competition in Yokohama on Sunday.
Corinthians (probable): Cássio, Alessandro, Chicão, Paulo André, Fábio Santos, Ralf, Paulinho, Douglas, Danilo, Emerson, Guerrero
Al Ahly (possible): Ekramy, Fathy, Gomaa, Nagieb, Qinawi, Ashour, Gedo, Said, Hamdy, Soliman, Aboutrika
Coach: Hossam El Badry
Date: 12 December 2012
Kick-off: 08:30 (Tokyo), 10:30 (London)
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Japan
Official: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)