I dont know how many of you are watching this, as this tournament has failed badly to get the attention it deserves. Its just a tournament where champion teams for Six continents of the world play agaisnt each other.
Liverpool and Sao Paulo were given automatic entries in to the semis, while Asian Champions Alittihad of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (the same team that had come to italy in summer to play friendlies agianst both the Milanese sides, they got thrashed 6-0 by Milan, with Bobbo getting a hatrick , and 2-1 by us ) had to come agianst African champions Al Ain of Egypt. AlIttihad won that game 1-0, while Concacaf champions Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica beat Sydney FC of Australia 1-0 to set up a semi final tie with Liverpool.
The first of the semis, between Ittihad and Sao Paulo was thought by many as a one sided affair, when you comapre the diffrences b/t Saudi & Brazilian football. But Ittihad agaisnt all odds, managed to get a fight out of the game, and just lost 3-2, while their were definete periods in the game when the Saudi side was clearly looking superior, Mohammad Kallon had a wonderful game, he kept terrorising the Sao Paulo defence. But alas the Bralians proved too strong for them and managed to win the game. B/t Ittiahd had requsted Bilan & Barca to loan them Kaka & Eto for this tournament , talk about desperation.
The other semi final proved one sided affair as Liverpool swept past Saprissa 3-0.
The Final is on sunday, with Liverpool clearly looking the favourites, eventhough they might be saying that they dont care about this tournament, but the truth is if they win it, you'll never hear the end of 'WE ARE THE F_CKIN WORLD CHAMPIONS ' Sao Paulo on the other hand only managed to finish a lowly 6th in the recently concluded Brazilian chamionship, and thier struggle against Ittihad, can raise some eye brows over their ability to compete with Liverpool.
BEST OF LUCK SAO PAULO