New Zealand’s Auckland City FC are set to surprise everyone with their performance in the opening game of FIFA Club World Cup 2015 on December 10. In the first match of championship host team Sanfrecce Hiroshima of Japan will be taking on Auckland City at International Stadium Yokohama. The match schedules to begin at 19:45 local time and 23:45 NZST time.
The opening game of Club World Cup will be an interesting battle as both teams will be fighting to seal berth in the quarter-final. Winners of this match will face TP Mazembe in second quarter-final on 13th December at Nagai Stadium in Osaka. Kiwi team has been great football these days and got succeed to enter in the prestigious event from Oceania.
New Zealand assistant coach Ivan Vicelich believes that team would be able to surprise all in the tournament and will be looking forward to play against top teams from various confederations.
He said, “We know we can compete at this level against top teams and that helps new players coming in because they notice that quality and then realise they can achieve a high standard as well. The ability is there and we realise there is a high expectation from some people but we have to be realistic about the gap we must overcome to be competitive, it’s huge.”
Home team Sanfrecce Hiroshima will be depending lot more on their captain Toshihiro Aoyama. Strikers Hisato Sato, Doglas and Yusuke Minagawa will be the key players for Hiroshima in the match. Let’s have a look at the squads of both teams.
Goalkeepers: Takuto Hayashi, Takuya Masuda, Ryotaro Hironaga
Defenders: Hiroki Mizumoto, Kazuhiko Chiba, Sho Sasaki, Tsukasa Shiotani, Soya Takahashi
Mid-Fielders: Toshihiro Aoyama, Kazuyuki Morisaki, Mihael Mikić, Satoru Yamagishi, Yoshifumi Kashiwa, Gakuto Notsuda, Yusuke Chajima, Kohei Shimizu, Takuya Marutani, Kosei Shibasaki, Kazuya Miyahara
Forwards: Douglas, Hisato Satō, Yusuke Minagawa, Takuma Asano.
Goalkeepers: Jacob Spoonley, Liam Anderson, Danyon Drake
Defenders: Marko Đorđević, Takuya Iwata, Ángel Berlanga, Jesse Edge, Michael den Heijer, Darren White, Alfie Rogers, Kim Dae-wook
Mid-Fielders: Mario Bilen, Mikel Álvaro, Adam McGeorge, Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi, Sam Burfoot
Forwards: Ryan De Vries, Clayton Lewis, João Moreira, Micah Lea’alafa, Emiliano Tade, Nathaniel Hailemariam, Andrew Milne.
New Zealand fans and viewers can catch the live action of Auckland-Hiroshima football match online on Sky Go from 23:45 time as per New Zealand watch.
Foxtel Play to stream live FIFA Club world cup inaugural game in Australia.
USA based viewers can go to Fox Sports Go to watch live streaming of Hiroshima vs Auckland soccer game.
New Zealand based viewers will be able to watch the live broadcast of first match in Club world cup on Sky Sport 1 from 11:45 PM NZST.
The live telecast of Auckland vs Hiroshima match will be televised on Fox Sports in Australia, Chile, United States and Colombia. Have a look at the complete list of TV Channels for the match.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Arena Sport|
|Canada||Sportsnet World Now|
|China||Guangdong Sports Channel|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 1|
|Portugal||Sport TV 1|
|South Africa||Startimes World Football|
|United States||Fox Sports|
The live score of Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Auckland City FC Club world cup match will be provided by FIFA.com.