After a frustrating elimination at the hands of Gremio, Pachuca will look to bounce back in honorable fashion as they take on Al Jazira in the third place match of the 2017 Club World Cup.
Diego Alonso’s men fell 1-0 to Gremio in the Semifinals. Meanwhile, Al Jazira has been the big surprise of the tournament, and arrives to this match following a memorable performance against Real Madrid, marginally losing 2-1.
Obviously, a third place finish for Al Jazira would be a monumental achievement for the club, as well as football from the United Arab Emirates in general. Pachuca, though, on paper seem like the better team, and the pressure is on them to be the third Mexican club ever to earn third place at a Club World Cup.
Date: Saturday December 15
Time: 6:00am Pacific, 8:00am Central, 9:00am Eastern
Venue: Zayed Sport City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Telemundo (US - Spanish), NBC Universo (US-Spanish)