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Host team cruises in opening game
December 9th, 2010 12:46AM
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[CLUB WORLD CUP]Al-Wahda of the host United Arab Emirates got goals from Brazilians Hugo and Fernando Baiano and cruised to a 3-0 win over Hekari United in the opening game of the 2010 Club World Cup in front of a crowd of over 23,000 at Abu Dhabi's Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium.

Substitute Abdulraheem Jumaa completed the scoring for Al Wahda, which moves into Saturday's quarterfinals against South Korea's Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, the Asian champion.

Mexico's Pachuca with U.S. World Cup players Jose Francisco Torres and Herculez Gomezand Texan Marco Antonio Vidal opens play Friday against African champion Tout Puissant Mazembe Englebert of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Dec. 8
Game 1: Al-Wahda 3 Hekari United 0
Friday, Dec. 10
Game 2: TP Mazembe Englebert vs. Pachuca
Saturday, Dec. 11
Game 3: Al-Wahda vs. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Tuesday, Dec. 14
Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Internacional
Wednesday, Dec. 15
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Inter Milan
Fifth-place game: Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser
Saturday, Dec. 18
Third-place game: Game 4 loser vs. Game 5 loser
Championship game: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner



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