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Milan Makes Final of World Club Cup in Japan


European Champions League winner AC Milan of Italy has beaten the Urawa Red Diamonds, 1-0, to earn a berth in the finals of the Club World Cup football tournament in Japan.

A 68th minute goal from Clarence Seedorf gave the Italian club the win in front of 67,000 fans at Yokohama Stadium, the site of the 2002 World Cup final.

The winning goal came when Kaka received the ball, crossed a pass into the box which Seedorf then fired into the Japanese club's net with his left foot. In Sunday's final, Milan plays the Boca Juniors of Argentina. Boca defeated Tunisia's Etoile Sahel on Wednesday.

Boca beat Milan on penalty kicks to win this tournament in 2003 in the former Toyota Cup, a one-off competition between the European and South American club champions. In 2000, Boca beat Real Madrid, 2-1.

Milan last won the title 17 years ago when it beat Olimpia of Paraguay, 3-0, in Tokyo. The Club World Cup features the club champions from the International Football Federation's continental tournaments.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP

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