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Manchester City v Urawa Reds: Preview, Team News and Prediction

A CWC special.

FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia 2023 - Previews Photo by Yasser Bakhsh - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

The Club World Cup is here and the semi finals see Manchester City face the Urawa Red Diamonds.

Manchester City are facing a crucial step as this is the last trophy to conquer after the historic treble.

Venue: King Abdullah Sports City, King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Time and Date: Tuesday 19 December 2023, Kickoff at 18:00 GMT, 1.00 PM EST (USA)

Head Referee: Mohammed Al Hoish (KSA)

How to Watch: EXCLUSIVELY ON FIFA+

Preview

Urawa boast the best defensive record in Japan’s top flight yet even with the win over Mexican club Leon, did not great.

City should be able to dissect Urawa’s stout defense at least once to earn a spot in the final.

It may come down to individual brilliance.

It should be an interesting match.

Team News

City’s injuries are De Bruyne, Doku and Haaland who are all out or questionable.

For URD, no real injuries of note.

Prediction

Manchester City 2-0 Urawa