Al-Ahly - Monterrey Preview: After close call against Corinthians, Egyptian side hope to repeat 2006 finish

Dan Orlowitz



Al-Ahly are the only side participating in the Club World Cup to field a squad consisting only of domestic players.

  • The Egyptian side beat another Mexican side, Club America, to seize the bronze in the 2006 competition.

  • By scoring in this match, Mohamed Aboutrika would become the competition's top scorer with at least five goals.

  • Monterrey have already improved on their fifth-place finish in the 2011 CWC.

  • The CONCACAF champions have won just one of their last seven competitive fixtures.

  • After missing last year's CWC due to an ankle injury, striker Aldo de Nigris (right) will be facing an African side for the first time for either club or country.