Santos v Barcelona

Santos' cautious optimism

December 15, 2011
By Sam Kelly
(Archive)
The Club World Cup will probably seem, for the favourites Barcelona, like something of a come-down after the high of their clasico win against Real Madrid on Saturday, but as ever it's about more than just the European representatives.

Santos, the champions of South America, have been focusing on it for a long time now as they prepare to reclaim a title they last won, in its Intercontinental Cup guise, back in 1963.

The spectre of the 2010 tournament, when Internacional of Porto ...

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