Flamengo will face Al-Hilal in the first game of the semifinal of the 2022 Club World Cup this Tuesday (07), at 4 pm (Brasília time), at the Prince Moulay Abedellah stadium, in Tangier (Morocco). The club from Rio was champion of the last Copa Libertadores and qualified directly to play for the third time in the semifinal of the world title.
The red-black and intends to break the Brazilian fast of a decade. The last time a team from the country won the title was in 2005., with Corinthians beating Chelsea. Flamengo itself already won the Club World Cup in 1981 with the historic Gávea squad led by Zico.
Al-Hilal, one of the main forces in football in Saudi Arabia, is the biggest Asian champion with four titles. Last Saturday (04), the Saudi team beat Al-Wyad Casablanca, from Morocco, on penalties, after drawing in regular time. Despite having reached the Club World Cup twice, he has never played in a championship final.
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Whoever wins the match will compete in the final with the winner between Real Madrid, European champion, and Al Ahly, the Egyptian team that beat Auckland City (Australia) in the quarterfinals. The two clubs will play the second game of the semifinals this Wednesday (08), at 16h.
Highlights and absences in the confrontation between Flamengo x Al-Hilal
Gabigol is confirmed for the match against Al-Hilal. (Source: Flamengo/Alexandre Vidal/Reproduction)Source: Flamengo/Alexandre Vidal/Reproduction
This will be the second game between Flamengo and Al-Hilal. The first duel between the two teams was in the semifinal of the 2019 Club World Cup, when the club from Rio won, scoring 3 goals against 1 in the match played at Khalifa International Stadium, one of the venues of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Saudi team is missing seven players. Among them, the Saudi Arabia squad will not have Mohamed Kanno. The midfielder scored a goal against Al-Wyad, but was sent off in extra time and is suspended. However, coach Ramon Díaz’s team will have Brazilian striker Michael, who has already played for the club, and Colombian defensive midfielder Cuéllar.
Flamengo coach Vitor Pereira will not be able to field striker Bruno Henrique, who is still recovering from a serious injury last year, and Victor Hugo, who suffered a broken foot at the beginning of the year. However, the club from Rio will have important players such as striker Gabigol and midfielders Everton Ribeiro and Arrascaeta, who faced Al-Hilal in 2019.
Where will Flamengo vs Al-Hilal be broadcast?
The first match of 2022 Club World Cup semi-final between Flamengo vs Al Hilal will be broadcast on open television, closed channels and streaming platforms, in addition to FIFA TV itself.
On Globo and on the Globoplay stream, the narration will be by Luís Roberto and comments by Júnior (1981 world champion for Flamengo) and Roger Flores. On the closed channel SportTV, the narrator will be by Gustavo Villani with the commentators Ricardinho and Ledio Carmona.
On the internet, the game can be watched for free via free streaming on Twitch (casimito) and on the CazéTV YouTube channel.
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