14 Dec 2012

Corinthians to meet Chelsea in Club World Cup final

6:08 am on 14 December 2012

Brazil's Corinthians have set up a showdown with Chelsea after beating the African champions Al-Ahly 1-0 to reach the final of football's Club World Cup in Japan.

Corinthians, the first team since 1978 to win South America's premier club competition without losing a game, survived a second-half onslaught from Egypt's Al-Ahly to advance.

Chelsea beat Mexico's Monterrey 3-1 in the second semi-final in Yokohama.

Corinthians were the first winners of the FIFA competition in 2000.