With just fifteen minutes to go till kickoff, Manchester City is heavy favourite to win the match. Despite this, the battle between the prevailing European power and the South American champions should be a fascinating contrast of styles.
In order to achieve his goal of bringing Manchester City to the top of the Club World Cup, Pep Guardiola will draw inspiration from his boyhood memories of seeing Brazil play.
On Friday, City will compete for the world championship against the Brazilian team that won the Copa Libertadores, which is South America's version of the Champions League. The match will take place in Saudi Arabia.
Although City manager Pep Guardiola acknowledges that his team has never played a team like Fluminense before, he is familiar with the type of play that they employ because he grew up watching and appreciating some of the best Brazilian teams.
The Egyptian team Al Ahly prevailed over Urawa Red Diamonds by a score of 4-2 in Jeddah to secure third place in the Club World Cup. Urawa Red Diamonds had fought back, but Al Ahly prevailed.
Yasser Ibrahim and Percy Tau scored early goals, but Jose Kante and Alexander Scholz equalized for the Asian champions. Yoshio Koizumi diverted an Ali Maaloul shot into his own net to give Al Ahly the lead on the hour. After missing a penalty, Maaloul scored a winning free kick in stoppage time.
In total, Manchester City has made three substitutions: Ruben Dias has replaced Manuel Akanji, Rico Lewis and Julian Alvarez have replaced Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic, and Ricardo Lewis has replaced Julian Alvarez.
Now that we've reached the Fifa Club World Cup final, everyone is wondering: is the greatest team in the world the one that ended seventh in Brazil's Serie A, or the one that is presently fourth in the Premier League?
The Champions League winners playing the Copa Libertadores champions, or whatever makes it to the final, is wonderful, but this is the issue. Real Madrid purportedly played Al-Hilal in the greatest game ever last year. Madrid contested worldwide domination with Kashima Antlers in 2016.
An announcement has been made by Manchester City on their lineup for the final of the Club World Cup. However, Erling Haaland is still not included in the lineup, and he is not even included among the replacements.