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Al Ahly’s Bronze Medal Achievement Attracts Worldwide Attention

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Al Ahly’s third place achievement in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup attracted worldwide attention of different international media news outlets.

The Red Eagles managed to win the bronze medal in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, after defeating Brazil’s Palmeiras 3-2 on penalties.

Here is what the International media had to say about our achievement:

France Football: Al Ahly Achieve Third Place in the FIFA Club World Cup

“Al Ahly win third place over Brazil’s Palmeiras , after losing from FC Bayern Munich 2-0 in the semi-finals. However, the team managed to defeat Palmeiras 3-2 on penalties to clinch third place for the second time in the club’s history after 2006,” the French media news outlet commented on Al Ahly’s victory.

BBC: Al Ahly beat Palmeiras to clinch third place at Club World Cup

“Egypt's Al Ahly equaled their best-ever finish at the FIFA Club World Cup when defeating South American champions Palmeiras after their third-place play-off ended goalless.”

Captain and goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy was Al Ahly's hero in the shoot-out, saving Felipe Melo's penalty to ensure that the African champions won 3-2 in Qatar,” stated the British news media outlet.

France 24: Al Ahly surprise Palmeiras to take third at Club World Cup

“African champions Al Ahly shocked Brazilian giants Palmeiras to win the third-place play-off of the Club World Cup in a penalty shoot-out on Thursday.

After a goalless 90 minutes, the game went straight to penalties and Al Ahly captain Mohamed El-Shenawy saved the final spot-kick from former Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo to seal a 3-2 shoot-out victory,” commented the French news media outlet on our victory.

Globo Esporte: Palmeiras lose to Al Ahly on penalties

“Palmeiras experienced a new disappointment at the Club World Cup this Thursday after losing against Tigres, from Mexico, in the semi-finals of the tournament. Thus, becoming the first Brazilian and South African team to finish in fourth place, after both SC Internacional and Clube Atletico Mineiro secured third place in 2010 and 2013, respectively,” commented the Brazilian news media outlet on AL Ahly’s victory over Palmeiras.

Olé: Poor Performance of the champion that took River out of the Cup

The Argentinian news outlet highlighted that Palmerias, who knocked Argentina’s River Plate out of the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores , played a poor match against the African champions, Al Ahly.

Sky News (Middle Eastern): Al Ahly Knock Out Palmeiras and Win the Bronze Medal

“Al Ahly managed to repeat their 2006 achievement of winning the bronze medal, after defeating Brazil’s Palmeiras 3-2 on penalties,” commented Sky News on Al Ahly’s achievement.

Al Arabiya‎: Al Ahly win the bronze medal in the FIFA Club World Cup

“Mohamed El Shenawy, Al Ahly’s goalkeeper and captain, led the team to win the bronze medal for the second time in the club’s history, after finishing in third place in 2006.

El Shenawy saved three penalty shots in the shootouts to grant Al Ahly 3-2 victory on penalties over Palmeiras,”stated the Middle Eastern news agency.

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