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Adelaide takes on Waitakere in Club World Cup qualifier

Adelaide United will face New Zealand club Waitakere United in a play-off match that will see the winner progress to the FIFA Club World Cup. Tomorrow night will see the two sides meet in Tokyo, Japan with the winner going on to meet Asian Champions Gamba Osaka in the quarter final.

Last year, Waitakere, as Oceania Champions were beaten 3-1 by Iranian club Sepahan and this year they are out for revenge against Adelaide.

"It's all about redemption for us. We were really disappointed about the way we performed last year," Waitakere captain Danny Hay said.

"We cannot start half asleep like we did last year.

"We gained a huge amount just out of the experience.

"We had a year of thinking about what was required at this level. We want to come off the pitch in this tournament after we gave our real, real best."

The match will be played at the Tokyo National Stadium on Thursday December 11.

Other clubs involved in the FIFA Club World Cup are: Manchester United (England) - UEFA (Europe) Quito (Ecuador) - CONMEBOL (South America)Gamba Osaka (Japan) - AFC (Asia) Al Ahly (Egypt) - CAF (Africa) Pachuca (Mexico) - CONCACEF (North and Central America)

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