Gamba Osaka Next Up for Manchester United

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Gamba Osaka Next Up for Manchester United

Manchester United found out the identity of their first opponents in the 2008 Club World Cup today as Asian Champions Gamba Osaka defeated Adelaide United 1-0 to progress to the semifinals.

Gamba had beaten Adelaide twice in the AFC Champions League Final to earn a 5-0 aggregate win, but only one goal was required this time round, as Yasuhito Endo scored to put the Japanese side into a dream semifinal with the European Champions, which will be played in Yokohama on Thursday.

The winners, likely to be United, will play the winners of the other semifinal between North American Champions Pachuca and South American Champions LDU Quito next week to determine the new World Champions. AC Milan won the tournament last year, defeating the then-South American Champions Boca Juniors 4-2.

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