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Mohammed Al Hoish to referee FIFA Club World Cup semi-final between Urawa Red Diamonds and Manchester City



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Mohammed Al Hoish will take charge of Manchester City’s FIFA Club World Cup semi-final clash with Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday evening.

Manchester City will compete in the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time in the club’s history this week, as Pep Guardiola’s side bid to become World Champions after winning the UEFA Champions League in June.

The Sky Blues won the European trophy as part of a landmark treble, as Manchester City became the first club since 1999 to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

Guardiola’s side will face Japanese outfit Urawa Red Diamonds in Jeddah on Tuesday, before facing either Fluminense or Al Ahly in the FIFA Club World Cup Final or Third-Place Play-Off, dependent on the semi-final results.

Manchester City’s trip to Saudi Arabia will likely be a welcome break for the club, with the Blues’ Premier League title defence facing a fresh setback on Saturday, as Crystal Palace came back to secure a last-gasp 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Jack Grealish and Rico Lewis were both on the scoresheet, but Manchester City failed to hold out for the three points and were unable to win in the league for a seventh time this season.

As attention turns to the Club World Cup, FIFA have announced the Match Officials for Manchester City’s semi-final clash with Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday.

Match Referee

Mohammed Al Hoish has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Urawa Red Diamonds.

The Saudi Arabian referee has officiated 15 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 58 yellow cards and four red cards.

Assistant Referees

Al Hoish will be accompanied at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium by Assistant Referees Khalaf Al-Shammari and Yasir Al Sultan.

Fourth Official

Campbell-Kirk Kawana-Waugh has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Maciej Skorża and Pep Guardiola.

NB: Video Assistant Referees and Semi-Automated Offside technology will be in operation at the FIFA Club World Cup.