Corinthians boss Tite says Chelsea are not favourites to win the Club World Cup
Corinthians manager Tite says there are no clear favourites between his side and Chelsea in the Club World Cup final.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 14/12/12 7:42pm
The South American champions take on the Blues in Japan on Sunday after both teams won their respective semi-finals as expected.
Corinthians dominated the first half against Egyptian opponents Al Ahly and led through Paolo Guerrero's header before fading after the break.
But Al Ahly still could not find a breakthrough as the Brazilian team held out to clinch a 1-0 victory.
Chelsea enjoyed a much easier passage with a comfortable 3-1 success against Mexican outfit Monterrey.
"Based on the score, the fact they eased past Monterrey, I could say that Chelsea are favourites," said Tite. "But I don't see any team as favourites.
"It will be a different game - 90 minutes where possibilities are split.
"They are both quality teams with a lot of tradition."
The Corinthians coach believes there were positives and negatives in each side's display in the last four.
"If they decide to look at our first 60 minutes against Al Ahly they will see one thing," he added.
"If we look at their first 60 minutes against Monterrey, Chelsea look something. But if we look at the last 30 minutes they don't look the same thing."
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