20 December 2020

South Korean representative qualifies for first official tournament of 2021

Ulsan Hyundai today has won the Asian Champions league for the second time in its history, after 2012. At the first time since March, the final duel was played before live witnesses (spectators), where there were two penalties awarded against its rivals (Persepolis): in the end of first half (stoppage time) the punishment from Gleidionor Figueiredo Pinto Junior (better known as Junior Negrao) was perfectly saved, so that he scored from the rebound while the same player just sealed the win from the same spot in the second 45 minutes to lift the trophy on neutral venue in Qatar.
This result only means that the South Korean champion will represent the continent in the club competition that supposed to be staged at the end of every year, but due to special circumstances moved forward to 2021: the Club World Cup, where they are going to travel back at the identical place in two months time. It is the fourth confederation winner and fifth club overall (together with the host), which means two of them are missing. Both are from the Americas continent: the North together with the Caribbean will arrive in two nights time, while the South neighboring champion will be known at the conclusion of January.


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