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Hiroshima tops Auckland City to open Club Cup

Toshihiro Aoyama scored as Japanese club Sanfrecce Hiroshima opened the FIFA Club World Cup on Thursday with a 1-0 win over Auckland City of New Zealand.

In the first match FIFA officially used goal-line technology, Aoyama left no doubt about the lone goal with a dipping long-range shot in the 66th minute.

Hiroshima, the J-League champions, advanced to the quarterfinals to play Al- Ahly of Egypt on Friday. Mexico's Monterrey plays South Korea's Ulsan Hyundai in the other quarterfinal Friday.

England's Chelsea and Brazil's Corinthians received byes into the semifinals.