Club World Cup
Flamengo, champion of the last Copa Libertadores, made official the 23 players chosen for the Club World Cup in Morocco starting this Tuesday, when the cariocas face Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia for the ticket to the final.
The controversies have not left Arturo Vidal alone. The Chilean midfielder’s annoyance at not having minutes in Flamengo’s last game made him violently throw his shoes on the bench, when he had already upset some fans of the rubronegro team for his flirtation with Colo Colo on social networks.
But there will be a truce, at least this week. The coach Vitor Pereira ratified the King’s presence in the Club World Cup in Morocco and added him to the list of 23 players registered for the event that marks the debut of the Brazilian team this Tuesday, against Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia at the stadium in Tangier.
It is not that Vidal was in doubt, beyond the usual complaints on social networks. But the need to marginalize eight members of the Fla entourage in North Africa established a last-minute cut that he overcame along with the other Chilean on the squad, Erick Pulgar. The list of sections is led by Bruno Henrique, dismissed due to injury, in addition to Cleiton, Igor Jesus, Mateusão, Petterson, Victor Hugo, Werton and Wesley.
Flamengo’s roster for the 2023 Club World Cup
With this background, Flamengo’s roster for the 2023 Club World Cup played in Morocco has three foreigners (the Chileans plus the Uruguayans Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Guillermo Varela), the scorer of the last Copa Libertadores, Pedro, the superstar Gabigol, and Gerson, brand new addition to Marseille.
Thus, Flamengo signed Hugo Matheus Cunha and Santos as goalkeepers; Ayrton Lucas, Filipe Luis, Varela and Matheuzinho as wingers; David Luiz, Fabricio Bruno, Leo Pereira, Pablo and Rodrigo Caio of central defenders; midfielders Erick Pulgar, Thiago Maia, Vidal, De Arrascaeta, Everton Ribeiro, Gerson and Matheus France; and Everton strikers Cebolinha, Gabigol, Marinho and Pedro.
Flamengo will face Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and will then wait for the result of the other semifinal, which will be played by Real Madrid and Al-Ahly from Egypt on Wednesday. Finals for third place and the planetary title are scheduled for Saturday.