Lowdown: Monterrey

Reached the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai in the last eight on Sunday, making their second straight appearance at the Club World Cup

They are consecutive winners of the CONCACAF Champions League, which is the central American, South American and Caribbean combined equivalent to the European Champions League

The Mexicans are on a poor run of form. Before the win over Unsal Hyundai they had one victory in seven and lost the Mexican Liga MX Clausura play-off final last month

Chilean striker Humberto Suazo is the main attacking threat with 49 goals in 92 appearances for Monterrey

They qualified for the tournament in dramatic fashion, beating fellow Mexican side Santos Laguna 3-2 on aggregate to retain their CONCACAF Champions League title

Former players include Portuguese legend Eusebio who made 10 appearances for the club back in 1975 and Jared Borgetti, who represented Bolton back in 2005-06