Where to watch Fluminense vs Al Ahly: Live stream, TV channel, lineups for Club World Cup semifinal match

Reigning Copa Libertadores champions Fluminense hit the global stage as they begin their FIFA Club World Cup journey with a semifinal matchup against Egyptian side Al Ahly.

The CONMEBOL side slots into the competition in the semifinals from Saudi Arabia, opposite UEFA champions Manchester City, with a potential meeting in the final on Friday.

African continental champions Al Ahly, meanwhile, began in the previous round as CAF participants, beating Karim Benzema’s host club Al Ittihad by a 3-1 score.

Neither of these clubs performed nearly as well in league play as they did on the continental stage. Fluminense finished the just-concluded Brazilian Serie A season in seventh, while Al Ahly are eight games into the Egyptian league season sitting fourth.

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Fluminense vs Al Ahly live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch the entirety of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 across a selection of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA  — FIFA+, FIFA YouTube
Canada  —


UK TNT Sports discovery+
Australia  — FIFA+, FIFA YouTube

Global: Across many of the world’s regions, FIFA+ will provide live streaming of every game at the 2023 Club World Cup, with access also available on FIFA’s YouTube channel.

UK: In the United Kingdom, TNT Sports will provide coverage of selected games with streaming options available via discovery+.

What time does Fluminense vs Al Ahly kick off?

This 2023 Club World Cup semifinal match kicks off at King Abdullah Sports City on Monday, December 18 at 9 p.m. local time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories around the globe:

  Date Kickoff time
USA/Canada Mon, Dec. 18 1 p.m. ET
USA/Canada Mon, Dec. 18 10 a.m. PT
UK Mon, Dec. 18 6 p.m. GMT
Australia Tue, Dec. 19 3 a.m. AEST

Fluminense vs Al Ahly lineups & team news

Real Madrid legend Marcelo is finishing his career with Fluminense and will be disappointed not to match up against his old Blancos teammate Karim Benzema.

Twenty-two-year-old midfield talent Andre is reportedly a target for top Premier League clubs like Liverpool, while striker German Cano is in exceptional form, scoring in each of the final five matches of the Copa Libertadores title run, including the final.

Fluminense projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Fabio (GK) — Xavier, Nino, Melo, Marcelo — Martinelli, Andre — Arias, Genso, Keno — Cano.

Al Ahly will be without backup striker Anthony Modeste, as the 35-year-old France international is suspended after being sent off late in the win over Al Ittihad after coming off the bench.

Those who watched the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will recognise Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy who is the No. 1 for the Egypt national team. The 34-year-old suffered an injury in the midst of the tournament, which hindered Egypt’s title bid as they fell in the final to Senegal.

Centre-back Mohamed Abdelmonem is another Egypt national-team regular, while 26-year-old midfielder Aliou Dieng has built himself into a consistent starter for Mali over the past two years.

Al Ahly projected starting lineup (4-3-3): El Shenawy (GK) — Hany, Ibrahim, Abdelmonem, Maaloul — Ashour, Attia, Kouka — Tau, Kahraba, El Shahat.

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