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Al Ahly to play in Wembley Cup

Al Ahly squad
Al Ahly will play Barcelona in the Wembley Cup tournament

African champions Al Ahly of Egypt will line up in the inaugural Wembley Cup to be staged in England in July.

The other clubs playing in the tournament are Spanish giants Barcelona, home side Tottenham and Celtic of Scotland.

The two-day competition to be staged at the national stadium will consist of two matches across each day.

"We have signed the contract to play in the Wembley Cup in July," Ahly board member Khaled Mortagey told BBC Sport.

"This is also an excellent opportunity for us to continue to expose our club and players to the world."

The opening games will be staged on 24 July when the African champions take on Celtic while Tottenham play Barcelona.

The second matches will be played two days later with Al Ahly taking on the Spanish side while Tottenham entertain Celtic.

The champions of the Wembley Cup will be decided on goals and points.

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