Al Ain book UAE 2018 berth

Al Ain became the first team to book a berth at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup after clinching the UAE Pro-League title on Saturday.

Zoran Mamic’s side, who will represent the host nation at UAE 2018, defeated Al Nasr 4-0 to seal the national league with one game remaining.

Sweden international Marcus Berg was the hero, netting a hat-trick as Al Ain claimed their 13th domestic title. UAE forward Ahmed Khalil completed the rout, adding a fourth for his side in stoppage time.

Al Ain will face the OFC Champions League winners, the final taking place next month, in the opening play-off match at UAE 2018.

The 2018 Club World Cup will take place in United Arab Emirates from 12 to 22 December 2018.