Corinthians boss Tite dedicates Club World Cup to fans

There were dramatic scenes at Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport earlier this month when 15,000 fans turned up to wave the Copa Libertadores winners off, some reportedly setting off fire extinguishers and blocking roads.

updated: December 16, 2012 22:27 IST
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Yokohama: Corinthians coach Tite dedicated the Club World Cup final triumph against Chelsea in Japan on Sunday to the Sao Paulo club's supporters, who packed the International Stadium in Yokohama.

More than 20,000 Corinthians fans are thought to have travelled from Brazil for the intercontinental tournament, but the level of noise and support inside the close-to-full 68,000-capacity venue suggested that number was far greater.

"To all of the supporters I was able to return the favour because they encouraged the team and they came to Japan to watch," Tite said after the 1-0 victory over the European champions.

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