ES Setif - Western Sydney Wanderers, Le Grand Stade de Marrakech, Wednesday 17 December, 16:30 (local time)
This is an occasion that ES Setif wanted to avoid at all costs, having targeted the semi-finals, only to be thrown off course by Auckland City, who defeated Les Aigles Noirs courtesy of a John Irving strike. Now the African champions dare not slip up again if they wish to salvage some consolation for their fans, who were dreaming big ahead of the first ever appearance in the competition by an Algerian side.
5 – ES Setif are flying the flag for Algeria, the fifth African country to be represented at the FIFA Club World Cup, after Morocco (Raja Casablanca and Moghreb Tetouan), Egypt (Al Ahly), Tunisia (Etoile du Sahel and Esperance) and Congo DR (TP Mazembe). In all, teams from 24 different countries have now competed at the tournament.
"I hope we get a positive result. In any case, the experience we will have gained through these matches at the Club World Cup is invaluable," ES Setif coach Kheireddine Madoui.
"We're always trying to improve. Our aim now is to finish fifth, which isn't so bad. We need to end the year in style by beating ES Setif," Western Sydney Wanderers defender Seyi Adeleke.