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Posted by John (Sivan John) Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Go To Comments

2013 FIFA Club World Cup Preview
Once again it’s that time of the year where the winner of all six continental club competitions will gather for the annual FIFA Club World Cup (hope I didn’t sound like the Hunger Games). This time tournament takes place in Morocco. They are the fourth different host after Brazil, Japan & UAE.
 
Here is the list of participating teams & their Argentine players respectively.
 
Host
Raja Casablanca - None
 
Winner of the 2013 Copa Libertadores
Atlético Mineiro - None
 
 
Winner of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League
Bayern Munich - None
 
Winner of the 2013 AFC Champions League
Guangzhou Evergrande - Darío CONCA
 
Winner of the 2013 CAF Champions League
Al-Ahly - None
 
 
Winner of the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League
Monterrey - José María BASANTA, Neri CARDOZO & César DELGADO
 
 
Winner of the 2012–13 OFC Champions League
Auckland City - Emiliano TADE
 
 
This will be the 3rd consecutive tournament for the trio from Monterrey (BASANTA, CARDOZO & DELGADO) and TADE whereby for Dario CONCA, it will be his first ever appearance. It will also mark he’s last ever outing for his Chinese club as he will be joining back his old Brazilian club Fluminense.
 
On paper it doesn’t look promising for our guys as this competition, so far is dominated by clubs from either Europe or South America. Best hope in my opinion, depending on whether Monterrey can pull off an upset. Anyway, as they always say in football; the ball is round so anything can happen.
 
In the meantime, good luck to our Argentine players.



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pallab
(India)
Posted on 12/12/2013 at 8:16 AM
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napoli great


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 12/12/2013 at 8:09 AM
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Napoli and Ajax should be the favorites to win the Europe League with the way they have played.

Dario Conca was a stud in Brazil. Had he stayed there, he might have made the NT.


Abs
(United States)
Posted on 12/12/2013 at 3:57 AM
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@Ayrton18:

Verona ?! Really !!


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 12/12/2013 at 12:56 AM
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Football seems so much unfair sometimes... Napoli could not qualify with 12 points where Zenit did it with only 6 points.


baker
(India)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 10:22 PM
0
higuain crying :( :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-DGGLexrLQ


El Payaso
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 8:35 PM
0
Valencia, Swansea, Fiorentina, Sevilla, Tottenham, Eintracht Frankfurt

Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Benfica, Basel, Napoli, Ajax, FC Porto

It wont be so boring


El Payaso
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 8:17 PM
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well there is the Europa League!!!! it becomes very competitive toward the end


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 8:11 PM
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oh, I'm sorry. I said all three Italian teams got knockout which wasn't accurate, because AC Milan made it to the round of 16.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 6:58 PM
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I too am saddened by Napoli missing out, as it adversely affects a couple of our players. But I saw it coming.

Hope that they make the best of their next journey.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 6:48 PM
0
Higuain in tears after the game..Sad stuff man :(

http://static.goal.com/349700/349771_herol.jpg


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 6:38 PM
0
Unfortunately for Napoli the only team to win all their home games in the group, only to find themselves crashing out, I really wanted them to go through but its all good though. Italian football had a big set back with all their UCL teams going out today..Finacially Serie A is in bad shape and these results today didn't help..I cant remember the last time I saw a sold out stadium in Italy, all the stadiums in Italy are always half full, apart from Juventus home stadium, and the only reason for that is because Juventus built a smaller stadium..

Italian team will be even more motivated going into the 2014 world cup after a disastrous domestic season in Europe this season...Juventus going out is a good and bad thing for them, when it come to the world cup..


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 6:17 PM
0
Seria A is going through a bad patch but maybe in 3 years with the revival of Fiorentina Roma Intermilan and hellas verona it can make this league more exciting.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 5:58 PM
1
Dortmund lucky? They had a slew of shots but just misfired and finally got one late. You could argue they were unlucky really....

As for Napoli deserving....if they had played better against Borussia in the last match to begin with then they would have been more deserving, but sadly it was not to be.

So much for Napoli going through easily.

Serie A looks terrible now.


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 5:55 PM
0
Ughh neymar scored a hattrick today this grinds my gears. I would hate for neymar to try and steal the spotlight from messi i hope lamela in time will get confidence and outshine him and leads spurs to champions league or move to a better club


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 5:24 PM
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Orion might be bought by psg


El Payaso
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 5:05 PM
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Napoli was impressive!!! Good job to them.



Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 4:57 PM
1
Higuain!


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 4:44 PM
2
Dortmund so lucky...Napoli deserved to qualify. Great goal by Higuain


marindrianto
(Indonesia)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 5:54 AM
0
I don't know why we talk about this event. No club for Argentina is clear reason this event is not in my list to watch.


Trini Pupi
(Trinidad And Tobago)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 4:58 AM
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For years i have heard how Europeans don't take it seriously etc...however its funny when the European teams win it they Acknowledge it FULLY when speaking about their titles. Have no problem saying they are world champions...but when they lose "Oh Europeans don't take it that seriously"
I have been watching the different versions of this competition for years and it really annoys me how their position changes depending on if they lose or win.

When Boca beat real Madrid....Same story...they tried to trivialize it.
Since i was a child i would always remember how the commentators would address teams from South America as tactically naive or speak to about them in a condescending tone...only to be silenced.
However when teams Bayern,Inter (who i love) Barca etc and others win....they embrace it fully and have no problem saying they are world champs.

I know i rambled but this is something that annoys me greatly





Abs
(United States)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 2:28 AM
0
This cup is Bayern's to lose !!


some supporter
(Argentina)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 12:38 AM
1
Everybody took this competition seriously back when it was just Champions League vs. Libertadores winners. As usual, FIFA has ruined it with their greed by including teams who'll never win it but bring money to their pockets, turning it into an unnecessarily long tournament.

They should go back to the good old Intercontinental, one-match scheme.


John
(Malaysia)
Posted on 12/11/2013 at 12:25 AM
0
Agree with Jack, European clubs don't take this competition seriously where else for the rest of the world its a big deal, especially in South America.

Just look at how much it meant to Corinthians and their fans who won it last year. Heard that some of their fans even mortgaged their homes so that they can make the trip to Japan. Half of the stadium was a sea of white.

Fact is even when they played against Chelsea that final, I supported them too! I truly wanted them to win against the London side.


Jack!
(United States)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 2:37 PM
1

Club WC is NOT a joke. It's taken very seriously in South America.



KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 1:43 PM
1
Baker: To me it seems like the Mino vs Newell's semifinal Copa Lib game was fixed..I watch both leg and both games look fishy especially the away game in Brazil..The game was set up for Ronaldinho to score the winning penalty kick..Maxi Rodriguez missed a penalty in that game right before Ronaldinho scored the winner..Maxi never miss a penalty, that's the first time I see him miss one, and to make things worst the lights went out in the stadium during the middle of the game for 30 minutes..


baker
(India)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 1:26 PM
0
club WC is a joke , but still love to see the lose of mino


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 1:19 PM
0
This is my least favorite football tournament.. I don't know, but I never, ever, get excited about the FIFA club world cup.


Pupi
(India)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 12:40 PM
0
Hope ronaldhino and co doesn't win this. Vamos Monterrey :D


trini
(Trinidad And Tobago)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 10:29 AM
0
Thank God for Mexican football


ForeverBatiGol
(India)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 6:07 AM
0
Guys what happened to Scocco? Any injury or form problem? Doesnt he deserve a WC place?
Who else from south america deserve a NT call up?


Trini Pupi
(Trinidad And Tobago)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 3:26 AM
0
Agreed i hate how when Brazilian teams play aggressive football..its called strategic. Yet somehow no matter how beautiful we play Argentina is always called "brutal"
the stereotyping in my country is ANNOYING.
Would have loved to see Boca or any other argentine team in there.


LaTiNo
(Argentina)
Posted on 12/10/2013 at 2:33 AM
1
AS long as Atletico Mineiro doesn't win I don't care who does :)
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