Doha, Qatar – Mexico’s Tigres UANL got here from behind to beat Asian champions Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 within the opening match of the 2020 FIFA Membership World Cup which kicked off in Qatar on Thursday.
The event, comprising 5 regional soccer champions and host nation league winners, was scheduled to be hosted in December final 12 months however was pushed again virtually two months on account of COVID-19.
Within the opening sport, Andre-Pierre Gignac scored each targets for the CONCACAF Champions League winners who had fallen behind on the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium after a Kim Kee-hee header for Ulsan Hyundai.
The South Korean aspect gained Asia’s high membership championship in Qatar simply six weeks in the past.
Tigres will now meet Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras of Brazil on Sunday for a spot in subsequent week’s last.
No crew from the CONCACAF area of North, Central America and the Caribbean has ever reached a Membership World Cup last.
Host nation Qatar’s league winners Al Duhail will tackle Africa’s champions Al Ahly of Egypt within the second match of the opening day at Schooling Metropolis Stadium in a while Thursday.
The winners from that sport will tackle European champions Bayern Munich within the final 4.
Final month, Auckland Metropolis withdrew from the occasion on account of quarantine measures required by New Zealand’s authorities giving Al Duhail a bye into the second spherical.