Hiroshima Beat Auckland In CWC Opener, Face TP Mazembe

Hiroshima Beat Auckland In CWC Opener, Face TP Mazembe

Japanese side Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Auckland City 2-0 in the play-off match of the FIFA Club World Cup.

The game which was played inside the International Stadium, Yokohama, saw Minagawa put Sanfrecce Hiroshima a goal up on nine minutes.

In the 70th minute, Tsukasa Shiotani made it 2-0 for the Japanese team.

They will now take on Africa representatives TP Mazembe in the quarter-final billed for Sunday inside the Osaka Nagai Stadium.

The other quarter-final will see Club America take on Guangzhou Evergrande FC.

Other teams taking part in this year's Club World Cup include European champions Barcelona and Copa Libertadores winners River Plate.

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