Sanfrecce Hiroshima have secured the final berth at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan after being crowned champions of the J.League with one round to spare to set up a showdown with Auckland City on December 6.
Spanish striker Manel Exposito is back for his second tilt at the FIFA Club World Cup with Oceania champions Auckland City FC.
The Wellington Phoenix Challenge kicked off in sensational style with three goals in the first five minutes, before Auckland City prevailed 3-1.
Auckland City FC's new signing Takuya Iwata is set to rekindle the New Zealand club's connection with Japan ahead of this year’s FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012.
AUCKLAND - OFC wishes to confirm that the current format of the OFC Champions League is under review and that the 2013 edition will be run under a different format to previous years.