FIFA Club World Cup: Chelsea to play Al Hilal at semi-final

Chelsea will play Al Hilal in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup as the Asian Champions League winners came from behind to beat Al Jazira 6-1.

Thomas Tuchel’s team, who have taken Reece James despite his injury concerns, will face the Saudi Arabian side in the UAE on 9 February.

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo and ex-West Brom midfielder Matheus Pereira play for Al Hilal.

They were among the scorers in their rout of Al Jazira.

Andre Carrillo, who had a loan spell at Watford, and ex-Porto forward Moussa Marega were also on target for Al Hilal in their impressive victory.

They or Chelsea will face the victor of the other last-four tie between Palmeiras and Al Ahly in the Club World Cup Final, scheduled for 12 February.

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