The question of who will start at right-back for Fluminense in their Club World Cup debut is still unanswered with a few days to go. This is because Samuel Xavier is the rightful owner of the vacancy. However, Guga will face tough opposition when the game begins on the 18th, whether it be Auckland City, Al Ahly, or Al-Ittihad. Saudi Arabian training will have an impact on both of these.
It is important to clarify that Samuel Xavier is the position’s theoretical bearer. But he hasn’t participated in any official games since spraining his right knee during the Brazilian Championship’s closing stages. He is physically
Despite being named for the 38th round Maracanã match versus Grêmio, Samuel Xavier did not take the field. Even though gaining minutes was part of the plan, the outcome of the game delayed his comeback. He is still the front-runner to get on the field.
The one abusing this circumstance is Guga, who filled in for him while he was away. In the Conmebol Libertadores final versus Boca Juniors, for example, he filled in for Samuel Xavier and proved to be a capable player when called upon. To put it another way, coach Fernando Diniz describes it as a “positive headache”.
On December 12, Fluminense departs for Saudi Arabia late at night. The 14th should be the start of training in Jeddah. Tricolor will play its first match in the Club World Cup on the 18th; Auckland City, Al-Ittihad, and Al Ahly are potential opponents. Go through more Fluminense news.