Team's victory over Tunisia, Esperance, bringing Asian champions Al Sadd, able to realize a dream that also coveted by many teams outside of Europe. They will compete against Barcelona in the semi-final of FIFA Club World Cup or World Club Cup in 2011 at Toyota Stadium on Dec. 15.
Although seemingly impossible, Al Sadd take confidence that they can beat the "El Barca" in the game.
"One of the sports manufacturer said 'No There are No Maybe' and I want to believe it. Obviously Barcelona are the best team in the world as we know, especially after the game against Real Madrid. However, Getafe beat Barcelona (1-0). This sounds illogical and impossible. This is the key. But, as long as we play with humility and be able to keep the spirit of constantly, we think this could happen, "said Al Sadd coach Jorge Fossati at length, as quoted by AFP.
Fossati previously joked that to beat Barcelona, he will ask the management team and FIFA to allow them to play with 15-16 players at once. Former coach of Qatar and Uruguay's right to know the opponent it will face is the best team in the world, today.
Therefore, this is a very rare opportunity for the team that was not previously favored and the first time following the World Cup event this club.
"Playing with the best team in the world could not happen every day. We should try to enjoy this opportunity. For me, playing with them in this game is something special for the first time so it should be enjoyed," he said.
After the match against Esperance, Fossati said he would focus first on the team to have fun with that victory. After that, he'll rack my brain to develop strategies to halt Barcelona.
"You need to create your luck. For the players outside of Spain, playing against Barcelona is a dream. However, this match will be a very difficult challenge in the careers of our players. I do not want to say anything more about Barcelona," he said .