On Wednesday the whole of Morocco will come to a standstill to watch Raja Casablanca take on Atletico Mineiro in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup.
Ahead of their opening match at the FIFA Club World Cup, we take a look at the remarkable renaissance at Atletico Mineiro in the past few years inspired by coach Cuca.
Atletico Mineiro coach Cuca chats with FIFA.com about taking his side to the South American crown, the upcoming challenge at the FIFA Club World Cup and overcoming in-form European champions FC Bayern München.
FIFA.com reviews the 2013 Copa Libertadores which saw Atletico Mineiro ultimately claim the crown by playing an enterprising brand of football from start to finish, netting 29 goals in their 14-match campaign.
Atletico Mineiro head into the deciding leg of the Libertadores final at a two-goal deficit. They are nevertheless confident of turning it around against Olimpia – something indebted to the exhilarating Ronaldinho.
A superb Alejandro Silva goal and a late Wilson Pittoni free-kick earned Olimpia a 2-0 win at home to Atletico Mineiro, who finished the game with ten men, in the first leg of the final.