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.
As Brazil prepare to take on Korea Republic and Zambia in October, coach Luis Felipe Scolari has said he intends to use the friendlies as an opportunity for fringe players to make their case to be in his team next summer.
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.
The hero of Atletico Mineiro’s run to the Copa Libertadores semi-finals, goalkeeper Victor is hoping to produce another star turn in the second leg of their tie against Newell’s Old Boys.