The 19th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will take place from 1-11 February 2023, in Morocco. The current Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo will represent South America (CONMEBOL) region among 5 other continental champions and the host nation’s league champions.
The Brazilian club Flamengo beat the fellow Brazilian side Atletico Paranaense by a 1-0 goal to win the 2022 Copa Libertadores. It was their third title in the competition.
Flamengo appeared in the FIFA Club World Cup once before, in 2019. This year, it will be their second appearance in this annual club competition. As the CONMEBOL representatives, Flamengo will get a bye to the semi-finals in this competition.
Now, let’s take a quick look at the potential Flamengo squad for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023.
Flamengo boss Vitor Pereira will name a 23-man squad (three of whom have to be goalkeepers). Injury replacements are allowed until 24 hours before the team’s first match.
Here’s the potential roster of Flamengo.
|Goalkeepers||Aderbar Santos, Matheus Cunha|
|Defenders||Filipe Luis, David Luiz, Pablo, Rodrigo Caio, Guillermo Varela, Leo Pereira, Ayrton Lucas, Matheuzinho|
|Midfielders||Everton Ribeiro, Thiago Maia, Gerson, Arturo Vidal, Fabricio Bruno, Erick Pulgar|
|Forwards||Gabriel Barbosa, Pedro, De Arrascaeta, Everton, Marinho, Matheus França|
Brazilian forward Bruno Henrique sustained a knee injury. The 32-year-old will be unavailable for a couple of months.
Bruno is the only injury concern for Flamengo boss Vitor Pereira. He will choose from a fully fit squad.
- Gabriel Barbosa
- De Arrascaeta
- David Luiz
The Brazilian duo Gabriel Barbosa and Pedro have been the top performers and goal scorers for Flamengo. Both forwards scored 11 goals in the Brazilian Serie A 2022.
The Uruguayan star Giorgian De Arrascaeta will be a crucial player for the success of Flamengo. The 28-year-old has been the center of creative play. Veteran center-back David Luiz will be a key man in the backline.
Flamengo’s Fixtures for FIFA Club World Cup
As the champions of the CONMEBOL region, Flamengo will get a bye to the semi-final round.
Flamengo will face the winners of the Wydad Casablanca vs Al-Hilal game, on February 7, 2023, at 7:00 pm GMT.
|Semi-Final||Flamengo vs Wydad Casablanca / Al-Hilal||Tuesday, February 7, 2023||7:00 pm GMT||Ibn Batouta Stadium, Tangier|