18 Nov 2011

Sport: Auckland City to play Japanese football champions

11:43 am on 18 November 2011

Oceania football champions Auckland City will meet the Japanese League champions in the first round of the FIFA Club World Cup championship.

The J-League champions are yet to be confirmed.

Auckland's opening match is on December 8th and if they win that they'll meet Concacaf champions Monterrey of Mexico.

Auckland City qualified for the tournament by beating Vanuatu's Amicale FC in the O-League final earlier this year.