This Wednesday 11 December starts in Morocco the tenth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, also known as Mundialito. Seven teams will fight to the next 21 December to see who is the strongest whole planet. An issue that will as usual with the participation of Copa Libertadores champion, Atlético Mineiro, the Champions League, Bayern Munich, the CONCACAF, Monterrey, the Oceania, Auckland City, the Asia, Guangzhou Evergrande, the African, Al-Alhy, plus guest, Raja Casablanca.
Large teams vying for a championship that brings us ten unmissable things that every football fan should know:
1- It will be the first to be played in Africa, specifically in the Moroccan cities of Agadir and Marrakech, host the final. A nod to African football for a competition that only once has not seen a final between European and South American, in 2010 when Inter defeated 3-0 the Congolese Mazembe. By the way, if they can the opportunity to watch the Stade de Marrakech do not miss (cover photo), high like Luigi Ferraris in Genoa.
2- It will be the first time a German team involved (Bayern) in Club World Cup. Something that counteracts the presence of Monterrey, who with this, It will be the third time consecutively go to the biggest event at club level. Until now, the most successful club is Barcelona two titles, the same as the Corinthians.
3- Brazil has won the World Club Cup four times, by two of Spain or Italy. In total they have participated 30 teams. In the former Libertadores Cup, South America won a total of 23 cups, by 22 Europe. In the Mundialito, things are different, Europe exceeds 5-4 South America, highlighting the lack of titles of Argentine teams.
4- The Mundialito is a “Champions” economic. The champion takes five million, four finalist. The third receives three and quarter two. to participate, and just, one is received.
5- FIFA has decided to introduce innovations in the tournament this year. Technology for automatic detection of goals (DAY) will debut in the championship and does so with a technical explanation from FIFA that leaves, in theory, room for doubt: “GoalControl-4D the system is equipped with 14 high-speed cameras located on the deck and down the field, seven of them focused at the entrance of each goal. If the ball completely crosses the finish line, the central processor automatically sends and less than a second radio signal to clock's encrypted indicating visually and by a vibration goal has been scored”.
6- Technology and diplomacy. FIFA has decided to apply the famous “handshake for peace” in football. When you finish a match, captains and referees, as brothers, They will meet in the center circle and the hand will. An innovative initiative to bring people together and sharing replacing classic shirts among footballers.
7- They have big stars in the tournament. It will not be the injured Robben, but Ribéry and the powerful German squad. further, Ronaldinho will be captain of Atletico Mineiro, Marcelo Lippi on the bench Guangzhou, which will also feature Dario Conca, and Auckland has two players (Angel Berlanga and Christopher) and Spanish technical (Ramon Tribulietx).
8- Bayern and Atletico Minero will enter directly into semifinals, having to play a game in Monterrey, for example. These three, are the favorites to win a championship can be a great climax to a spectacular season for the Germans.
9- Mundialito talk and not talk about its history It is his great sin has since left us great stories. At, Guardiola and Barcelona signed the famous “sext” titles. At, Pedro was confirmed as the only player to have scored in all competitions.
10- That same story takes us back in the year 2001 the tournament was not played when he should be first in Europe and more specifically, in Spain. And of course, this double five years gives us images of competition for remembrance, preconstitucional like that flag which was introduced to Real Madrid in Brazil in the first edition that Nicolas Anelka or, capable of scoring three goals in the inaugural tournament and become the “top scorer” historic event with another classic: Romario.