ᑕ❶ᑐ Find out who are the opponents who could cross paths with Flamengo in the Club World Cup

From February 1 to 11, Morocco will host the FIFA Interclub World Championship, in which representatives from all continents will participate.

who is on the way Flamengo to sleep and From Gabigol, Arrascaeta and company descendants, only the title is missing? This Friday (13), the FIFA pulled the keys make Interclub world championshipThe tournament will be held in Morocco from February 1 to 11.

Rubro-Negro will make their World Cup debut on February 7 and could face Al Hilal or Wydad Casablanca as opponents. As the current champion Conmebol LibertadoresFlamengo also advances to the semi-finals real Madridthe winner Champions League and the opponent that carioca fans want to face in the dream final. But for the realization of the decision both must confirm their preference.

Do you, a fan of “Rouge-Noir”, know your potential opponents in the world championship? THE ESPN.com.br below shows how each team got to the World Cup and what the highlights were.

Check out all of Flamengo’s World Cup opponents:

Al Ahli

How did you rate it?: Vice-champion of Africa (the champion will represent the host country Wydad Casablanca)

Technician: Marcel Koller (Switzerland, 62 years old)

champion 42 of Egypt’s 63 national championships In history, Al Ahli is the most popular and winning team in the country. passes For the 8th time in the Interclub World Championship at least with the aim of repeating their best campaign: third place in 2020 (controversial edition in 2021), when they beat Palmeiras on penalties.

With a cast valued at just over €28m (R$155m), Ah Ahly actually has a squad of African players. The exception is Brazil Bruno Savio, an attacking midfielder who stood out for Guarani between 2020 and 2021 and also played for Cuiaba, Bragantino and América-MG. Only 2 goals in 17 games for the Egyptian club.

Al Hilal

How did you rate: Asian Champions 2021 (to be decided after the 2022 World Cup)

Technician: Ramón Díaz (Argentina, 63 years old)

who was an opponent of al-Nasr He recently signed a contract with Cristiano RonaldoIt is an opponent that Flamengo knows very well, as the teams have faced each other In the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup (cariocas moved to go against the decision liverpool). He is the most Saudi Arabian champion (18 years, twice runner-up) and also has a tradition on the continent with four titles.

There are two Brazilians in the current squad: Matheus PereiraAt Sporting and West Bromwich and above all Michael, was a fan favorite at Flamengo between 2020 and 2021, before switching to Saudi football. Another popular carioca is the steering wheel CuellarRecently at the club.


How did you rate it?: Champion of Oceania

Technician: Albert Riera (Spain, 39 years old)

This could be Auckland City’s third consecutive appearance at the Club World Cup. Maybe, but an Aussie club withdrew from the competition of the last two editionsIt was carried out in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, precisely because of the risks the disease still offered at that time.

He will play the opening match of the competition against “Al Ahli” to qualify for the next round. His main name Emiliano TadeThe 34-year-old Argentine striker adds 131 goals in 193 games for the club in three different periods.


How did you rate it?: European champion

Technician: Carlo Ancelotti (Italian, 63 years old)

A big favorite for the title due to the strength of its squad and all the tradition in the Club World Cup. Since FIFA adopted the current format, Real Madrid in four editions, Win all titles with 100% success rate and without a single stumble. The current stage is not the best, but no one disputes that it is the main attraction of the tournament.

Carlo Ancelotti is in charge Karim Benzema, winner of the Ballon d’Or France Football as the best player last season. But the Frenchman is just one name in a team boasting stars of his caliber Thibaut Courtois, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and of course Vinicius Jr.who was lucky to join Flamengo, the club that brought him out.

SEATTLE Sounders

How did you rate it?: Champion of Central and North America

Technician: Brian Schmetzer (America, 60)

The Seattle Sounders, who won the Concacaf Champions League for the first time last season, carry a heavy burden in their World Cup debut: For the first time, the USA placed a team in the FIFA Club Tournament. The American franchise was founded in 2007 and has the reputation of having one of the most fanatical fan bases in the country.

His cast includes people who have liked him in the past Fredrik Ljungberg and Obafemi Martinsthere are three Brazilians: a midfielder John Paul (pastInternational e Botafogo) and forwards Léo Chu (exGuild) and Héber (with stops in Figueirense and Avaí). Other highlights are socks Christian RollandMidfielder of the US national team and also Raul RuidiazPeruvian striker.


How did you rate it?: host country representative

Technician: Mehdi Nafti

Selected to represent Morocco, Wydad Casablanca comes to the World Cup with morale as he was the African Champions League champion with Al Ahly. It was the title won in May springboard for coach Walid Regraguithree months later he took over the Moroccan national team and took them to the semi-finals world cup.

Now, under the orders of Mehdi Nafti, who spent almost his entire career in Spain, the Africans do not have a single Brazilian in their squad. The most outstanding player of the team is left back Yahia Attiyat Allah, who also represented Morocco in the Cup.

Check out the FIFA Club World Cup 2022 dates:

01/02 – Al Ahly – Auckland City (first leg)

04/02 – Second round games

07/02 – Semi-final 1

08/02 – Semi-final 2

02/11 – Fight for 3rd place

11/02 – Final

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