Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
A place in the FIFA Club World Cup final will be at stake when River Plate and Al Ain square off against each other at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. River Plate set up a meeting with Al Ain by beating their bitter local rivals Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final and they must be brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to United Arab Emirates. One of the man to watch in the Argentinian side will be Jose Quintero, who found the net in the 3-1 win over Boca Juniors at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Al Ain did well to beat the likes of Team Wellington and ES Tunis to book their place in the semis, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match against los Millonarios, who proved their worth in the Copa Libertadores final.
Highlighted Player (Gonzalo Martínez):
Born in Guaymallen, Mendoza, Argentina on June 13, 1993, Gonzalo Martinez is an Argentine footballer who plays for River Plate. The 170-cm tall midfielder began his youth career at Huracan in 2011 and he continued playing for Quemeros at senior level. The Argentine footballer joined River Plate in January 2015 and he has been playing for los Millonarios ever since.
Gonzalo Martinez made his debut for River on February 16, 2015 against Club Atletico. Speaking of his international career, the River Plate midfielder made his Argentina debut on September 8, 2018 in a 3-0 win over Guatemala. It has to be noted that he scored from the penalty on his international debut.
In 2018 he won Copa Libertadores with los Millionarios, who defeated their bitter local rivals Boca Juniors in the final of the competition. Gonzalo Martinez wears No. 10 jersey and his main position is left winger.
Highlighted Team (Al Ain):
Al Ain are a professional club based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nicknamed The Boss, the club was founded in 1968 by footballers from Al Ain. The club’s home colour is violet, with the team wearing white and violet shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium is the home of Al Ain and it can hold up to 22,717 spectators. In the 2017/2018 season the United Arab Emirates won their 13th domestic trophy, with the team winning the President’s Cup on seven occasions (1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008/2009, 2013/2014, 2017/2018). Al Ain will take part in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup hosted by United Arab Emirates.
The Boss will face Team Wellington in the play-offs of the prestigious club competition. The likes of Boubacar Sanogo, Abedi Pele, Ryan Babel, Asamoah Gyan and Jorge Valdivia are one of the most notable footballers who played for the club in the past.