Goalkeeper Mohamed Saqr of Qatar's Al Sadd blocks a penalty shot from Ryohei Hayashi of Japan's Kashiwa Reysol during their Club World Cup third-place soccer match in Yokohama - Reuters
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Al Sadd win third-place match

Al Sadd win third-place match

By Reuters
Last update 19/12/2011 at 00:42 - Published on 18/12/2011 at 23:42
By Reuters - 19/12/2011 at 00:42

Asian champions Al Sadd beat Japan's title holders Kashiwa Reysol 5-3 in a penalty shootout to finish third at the Club World Cup after a turgid 0-0 draw.

Nadir Belhadj drilled home the decisive kick after Ryohei Hayashi's effort was saved to complete an amazing 12 months for Qatar, who were named as hosts of the 2022 World Cup last December.

Reysol struggled in attack on a chilly night despite being tidier in their build-up play with Al Sadd equally toothless.

Shots were sliced horribly wide for throw-ins before Ibrahim Majid went close for the Qatari side with a dipping free-kick in the 74th minute.

European champions Barcelona later beat South American champions Santos 4-0 in the final to win the competition.

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