After a disappointing outing last time, Palmeiras would present the most decent squad for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
The Copa Libertadores winners presented the weakest squad ever by a Brazilian league club in the history of the FIFA Club World Cup and finished fourth behind Al Ahly Egypt.
However, coach of the side Abel Ferreira who’s has already won two Copa Libertadores titles and a Copa do Brasil trophy in two years of relationship with the club, is expected to correct the wrongs this time.
Palmeiras had begun the 2022 football season in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 and currently leads Group B with ten points after four matches.
Palmeiras are expected to travel to the United Arab Emirates after the 1-0 Paulista Série A1 win over Agua Santa through Dudu’s 27th minute’s goal just outside the box.
Palmeiras need to correct the wrongs from last year’s outing as per the Coach. Lots of changes have been made to the team. Top players like Dudu, Gustavo Scarpa, Rony and goalkeeper Weverton are fit for the tournament.
Palmeiras squad for the FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Goalkeepers: Weverton, Marcelo Lomba and Vinicius
Wings: Jorge, Marcos Rocha, Mayke, Vanderlan
Defenders: Gustavo Gomez, Luan, Kuscevic, Renan, Murilo
Midfielders: Gustavo Scarpa, Zé Rafael, Gabriel Menino, Danilo, Patrick de Paula, Raphael Veiga, Atuesta, Jailson
Forwards: Breno Lopes, Dudu, Rony, Deyverson, Rafael Navarro, Wesley, Giovani
Head Coach: Abel Ferreira
Top players to watch
Rony, Weverton, Gustavo Scarpa, Raphael Veiga, Luan Garcia and Dudu.