Though familiar faces at the FIFA Club World Cup with extensive experience in the competition, Al-Ahly SC and CF Monterrey were unable to negotiate the quarter-finals at Morocco 2013.
AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande FC defeated CAF Champions League winners Al Alhy SC thanks to two second-half goals from Elkeson and Dario Conca to book a place in Saturday's semi-final.
The Asian and African Champions League winners meet in the first quarter-final of Morocco 2013, with the winners earning the right to play FC Bayern Munchen in the last four.
FIFA.com takes a statistical look at the career of Al Ahly icon Mohamed Aboutrika, who has said he will retire after adding to some of his records at the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013.
Seven clubs from all corners of the world will gather in Morocco this week each aiming to be crowned global kings. FIFA.com previews all the action at the 2013 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.
This year, the FIFA Club World Cup will be held for the tenth time. To mark this milestone, FIFA.com takes a look at some figures and statistics from this year’s tournament and over the past decade.