River Plate vs Al Ain: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for Club World Cup semi-final

RIVER PLATE begin their Club World Cup campaign against local side Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

The Argentine outfit only confirmed their place in the tournament by winning the Copa Libertadores nine days ago – beating fierce rivals Boca Juniors in a controversial final at the Bernabeu.

Al Ain will play their third match of the competition against River Plate
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Meanwhile Al Ain have netted six goals in two games in front of their home crowd, coming from 3-0 down to beat Team Wellington on penalties and then cruising past ES Setif 3-0.

When does River Plate vs Al Ain kick off?

This Club World Cup clash takes place on Tuesday, December 18.

It will kick off at 4.30pm UK time – that is 8.30pm in Abu Dhabi.

The match will be held at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain.

Which TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

Unfortunately, this match will not be shown live on television in the UK.

In USA, Fox Sports 2 have the live coverage, while you can catch the action on Fox Sports Cono Sur in Argentina.

Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date via our dedicated SunSport LIVE BLOG.

What is the team news?

RIVER PLATE SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Mohammed Busanda, Hamad Al-Mansouri, Khalid Eisa

Defenders: Mohamed Ismail, Mohammed Fayez, Mohanad Salem, Mohamed Ahmed, Saeed Jumaa

Midfielders: Tongo Doumbia, Amer Abdulrahman, Caio, Bandar Al Ahbabi, Ahmed Barman, Mohamed Abdulrahman, Ibrahim Diaky, Sulaiman Nasser, Mohammed Khalfan, Tsukasa Shiotani, Rayan Yaslam, Hussein El Shahat, Yahya Nader

Forwards: Marcus Berg, Jamal Ibrahim

AL AIN SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, German Lux, Enrique Bologna

Defenders: Jonatan Maidana, Jorge Moreira, Milton Casco, Javier Pinola, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Gonzalo Montiel

Midfielders: Bruno Zuculini, Juan Fernando Quintero, Gonzalo Martinez, Nicolas De La Cruz, Exequiel Palacios, Camilo Mayada, Leonardo Ponzio, Enzo Perez, Ignacio Fernandez

Forwards: Rodrigo Mora, Julian Alvarez, Rafael Santos Borre, Lucas Pratto, Ignacio Scocco

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