Following this Wednesday’s confirmation that Marcelo Gallardo will be the new coach of the Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabiathe Argentine will now have to plan how to face his first major competition, which will be nothing less than the Club World Cup.
The tournament, precisely, will be hosted in the Arab city of Jeddah,and It will begin on December 12 and end on the 22 of that same month.in the stadium called Abdullah Sports Cityplaying field where they will be played five of the seven games that bring together the best teams from each continent.
The debut of the team Doll it will be in the opening match of the international competitionon December 12, the day on which the Arab club will face the Auckland City of New Zealand. In the event that those directed by Gallant go to the second round, they will face each other against Al-Ahly of Egypt.
If they beat the Egyptian club, the Argentine and his band will advance to the next round and go to the semifinals, where they will meet the recent champion of the Libertadores Cuphe Fluminense of Brazil.
With respect to Manchester Citywhich is one of the teams classified for winning the UEFA champions league, they could only meet in the final of this competition. That is Marcelo Gallardo and Pep Guardiola could face each other in a hypothetical case to win the world champion.
What teams will play this competition?
- Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabian champion)
- Fluminense (Copa Libertadores champion)
- Auckland City (Oceania champion)
- Al-Alhy (African champion)
- Urawa Red Diamonds (Asian champion)
- León (Concacaf champion)
- Manchester City (European champion)