Carlow man Eric Molloy will become the first Irishman in a decade to compete at FIFA's Club World Cup today when he lines out for New Zealand outfit Team Wellington.

Molloy, 25, won promotion form the First Division with Wexford Youths back in 2015 but moved to the Land of the Long White Cloud a year later.

There, he linked up with 'Team Welly', who are now preparing for a clash with United Arab Emirates Pro-League champions Al Ain FC at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi (3.30pm kick-off).

Molloy will be the first Irishman to play at the tournament since John O'Shea and Darron Gibson lined out for Manchester United in 2008.

Champions League winners Real Madrid and recent Copa Libertadores victors River Plate have been given byes to the semis while Team Wellington enter at the last 16 stage. 

Watch Al Ain FC v Team Wellington live on the RTÉ Player from 3.20pm