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River Plate loses on penalties to Al Ain at Club World Cup

AL AIN CITY, United Arab Emirates (AP) South American champion River Plate was upset by Al Ain FC in the Club World Cup on Tuesday, losing in a penalty shootout after the semifinal finished 2-2 following extra time.

Al Ain's players converted all five penalty kicks, before goalkeeper Khalid Eisa saved Enzo Perez's fifth shot for River to seal a 5-4 victory in the shootout.

River endured the humbling loss to the team from the United Arab Emirates less than two weeks after thrilling its fans with a memorable win over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the final of the Copa Libertadores.

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