Barcelona and Pohang. One is a seductive Spanish city by the deep blue sea of the Mediterranean where locals and tourists alike wander down La Ramblas and gawp at Gaudi’s Cathedral, the other is an industrial city on the south-east coast of South Korea dominated by POSCO’s massive steel factory.
It is a harsh comparison to be honest. Few places on this planet compare favorably to the host of the 1992 Olympics and in Pohang’s defense, Daftar Judi Online24Jam Terpercaya 2021 industrial backdrops often provide foundations for success in the beautiful game.
Barcelona and Pohang’s paths haven’t come close to crossing on the football field but that is about to change. There is a chance that two teams could meet in Abu Dhabi over the next few days at FIFA’s Club World Cup. The annual tournament, which runs from December 9 to 19, sees the champions of each continent do battle for the prize of club world champions.
Pohang’s head coach Sergio Farias, who led the K-League team to the Asian title in November, is looking forward to the competition but not making any wild predictions.
“We’ve managed to win at least one trophy each …