Palmeiras already Has Copinha; Now It's Going after The Club World Cup

Alviverde team thrashes Santos, takes Copa São Paulo and buries part of rivals' joke

The joke that "Palmeiras doesn't have a Cup and doesn't have a World Cup" may no longer be applicable. This Tuesday, at Allianz Parque, playing football of undeniable superiority, the team thrashed Santos 4-0 and won its first Copa São Paulo title. In February, the professional squad will compete in the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the ultimate dream of Alviverde fans. The final is scheduled for the 12th.

The list of entries has not yet been released, but there is a possibility that Endrick, 15, the best player in this year's Copinha, will be registered. He won't play, as Abel Ferreira has already made clear, but he can travel to gain experience. For the coach, it would be like the kid taking a Disney vacation.

The title is the final crowning of the long-term work done by the Palestra Italia club. He is the current five-time champion of São Paulo under-20. He won the 2018 Brazilian and the 2019 Copa do Brasil. In the under-17, he won the state (2018), the Copa do Brasil (2017 and 2019) and the World Cup (2018 and 2019). The rout over Santos is the most elastic score in the history of the Copa São Paulo finals, alongside the one obtained by Portuguesa over Grêmio in 1991.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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