Odion Ighalo Al Hilal Qualified For The Semi Finals of The FIFA Club World Cup

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    Odion Ighalo helped his team Al Hilal qualify for the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating Wydad AC on penalties.

    The match ended in a full-time draw, and Al Hilal scored five penalties against Wydad AC, who got only three.

    Kanno celebrate after scoring a penalty

    Ayoub El Amloud of Wydad AC scored in the 53rd minute. The right back, who has been impressive for his club, put the team ahead, but his team could not hold on to the goal.

    Al Hilal and Wydad AC players in action

    Mohamed Kanno equalized from the penalty spot in the 90+3 minutes to give the Al Hilal fans hope of seeing their beautiful club get a chance in the semi-finals.

    The match ended with two red cards as players were tackling each other aggressively, and the referee couldn’t help but send some players off.

    Odion Ighalo in action against Wydad AC

    The former Super Eagles striker was in a happy mood after the match, as he took to his Instagram account to thank God for helping his club get to that stage.

    The striker missed Al Hilal’s two previous matches and came back looking energetic. Odion Ighalo played for 82 minutes with just one shot on target and was substituted for Saleh Al-Shehri.

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    Wydad AC players protesting against Referee decision

    Al Hilal had most of the possessions, with 65%, compared to Wydad AC’s 35%. The Saudi Arabia team was the better team, with five shots on target and the completion of 668 passes.

    Who Will Al Hilal Face in the Semi Finals Of The FIFA Club World Cup?

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    Al Hilal players getting ready for a match

    Al Hilal will face Brazilian side Flamengo on February 7, 2023. The Brazilian side is very difficult to defeat, and it will be a match that Al Hilal needs to get their act together to win.

    If the Odion Ighalo team can pass the hurdle, they are likely to miss Carlo Ancelotti’s team in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.

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    Al Hilal players coming out to play

    The former Super Eagles striker is looking up to that challenge as he hopes to win the trophy for his club.

    Who will Real Madrid Face in the Semi Finals

    Real Madrid will face Al Ahly in the semi-finals on February 8, 2023.

    If the Spanish giant wins, they qualify for the final, which will take place on February 11, 2023, at 8:00 p.m at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.

    The third place will also happen the same day but by 4:30 p.m.

    How Much Will The Winner of the FIFA World Cup Collect

    The winner of the tournament will receive $5 million, and Real Madrid have been tipped to win the tournament. The second-place winner will receive a $4 million prize gift, the third-place winner gets $2.5 million, and the fourth-place winner gets $2 million.

    The winner of the FIFA Club World Cup tournament receives the trophy and also a FIFA World Champion certificate.

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