Romarinho strike sends Al Jazira through

Romarinho strike sends Al Jazira through

Joining Al Jazira and Auckland City FC at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 are the most decorated side in European football, the iconic all-whites of Real Madrid.

Al Ain is all set to host the electrifying curtain raiser of the football extravaganza as the 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup (CWC) gets under way on Wednesday.

But they are now headed home and back to the New Zealand national league, and as they make that journey, they will surely wonder what might have been.

Auckland City defender Angel Berlanga wants the Navy Blues to put everything on the line against the UAE side.

The goal that Al Jazira scored was a fine one, there is no doubt about that. The Brazilian, who was in the Corinthians squad which won the tournament in 2012, struck with a low 25-metre shot in the 38th minute, his side's first of the evening, to earn Al Jazira a quarter-final against Asian champions Urawa Red Diamonds. "In a one-off game we can compete and if you look at the way we prepare and have played in the past it is something we are very proud of and want to continue", he said. Romarinho, linking well with Ali Mabkhout, converted Al Jazira's first shot of the night in lethal fashion. An 11-minuth attempt on goal by Auckland City striker Ryan De Vries warmed up things.

Emiliano Tade also couldn't find his usually lethal touch in front of goal, while Cameron Howieson was only denied by a wonderful save from Khaseif, after he connected well from outside the box. They remained the principle aggressors as the clock ticked down, with a golden chance falling to De Vries as he diverted a cross straight at Khaseif from five yards out.

There were several other half chances, but City didn't take any of them. In 2014 in Morocco Vicelich picked up the Bronze Ball.

Even the Al Jazira coach Henk ten Cate said as much after the game, saying "They were today the better side, but sometimes the better side doesn't win", in a rare admission from the opposition team.

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