NEWS
Sunday December 19 2010
Materazzi: 'We won thanks to the club'

Marco Materazzi refused to celebrate with teammates and launched a broadside at Rafa Benitez. “Thanks to the club we're world champions.”

Inter may have won the Club World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Mazembe, but the tension is sky high.

The Nerazzurri returned to Milan this morning and Materazzi wasted no time commenting on Rafa's threats to walk away.

“Change Benitez? It's the club, which is the strongest in the world, that decides,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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NEWS
Sunday December 19 2010
Red alert for Benitez replacements

Rafa Benitez's agent insists “he'll stay at Inter 100 per cent,” but Fabio Capello, Luciano Spalletti and Walter Zenga are on red alert after his ultimatum.

The Coach used his Press conference to demand four new signings in the January transfer window “or Inter can reach an agreement with my agent” to terminate the contract.

Winning the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi could well be the Spaniard's last game in charge of the Nerazzurri.

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NEWS
Sunday December 19 2010
Moratti: 'I won't talk about Benitez'

Inter President Massimo Moratti has declared Rafa Benitez's statements were “poorly-timed. For the moment I won't talk about Benitez.”

The Coach used his Press conference after the 3-0 Club World Cup triumph over Mazembe last night to demand four new signings at the start of the January transfer window or he'd walk away.

This afternoon Moratti was asked if the comments had ruined Inter's party.

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BLOG ITALIA
Sunday December 19 2010
Bad move, Benitez

Rafa Benitez is in no position to be setting ultimatums for Inter, even if he won the Club World Cup, warns Susy Campanale

If Rafa Benitez had a check-list of everything he should not be doing in his situation, then he couldn't be more methodical in his quest to wind up Massimo Moratti. Winning the Club World Cup was literally the bare minimum he could do to keep hold of his job, not an opportunity to start making demands and threatening to walk away. Inter may well call his bluff.

NEWS
Saturday December 18 2010
Cambiasso's Club World Cup advice

Esteban Cambiasso has won the Intercontinental Cup before and assures “if Inter have the right mentality, we won't run risks” in today's Final.

The Nerazzurri take on Congo surprise qualifiers Mazembe for the Final of the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi at 17.00 UK time.

“I had the good fortune to play and win the Intercontinental Cup with Luis Figo, but I don't think my motivation is any different to that of my teammates,” said former Real Madrid star Cambiasso.

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NEWS
Saturday December 18 2010
Eto'o: 'You don't play a Final. You win'

Samuel Eto'o has been cheering on Mazembe, but today's Club World Cup Final “is not a game you play. It's a game you win.”

The Inter and Cameroon star will be one of the key figures in the FIFA showdown in Abu Dhabi at 17.00 UK time.

“I am very proud of Mazembe for coming this far,” he said of the Congo club that eliminated Pachuca and Internacional.

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Saturday December 18 2010
Mourinho: 'Forza Inter!'

Jose Mourinho is cheering on his former team in the Club World Cup Final. “We can't get it wrong now. I'll be watching with an Inter jersey.”

The Nerazzurri take on Congolese side Mazembe in the Final at 17.00 UK time.

“We have to win the Club World Cup,” Real Madrid boss Mourinho told La Repubblica.

“We played 57 games to get to this point and we can't get it wrong now. Inter must become world champions.

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NEWS
Saturday December 18 2010
Line-ups: Maicon starts Cup Final

Douglas Maicon returns to the Inter starting XI for the Club World Cup Final against Mazembe, but Dejan Stankovic is on the bench.

Rafa Benitez has made changes to the side that beat Seongnam 3-0 in the semi-final, bringing back the Brazilian after a long injury lay-off.

Thiago Motta starts after he came on for the injured Wesley Sneijder in the opening minutes of that match.

Maicon's inclusion puts Javier Zanetti back into a wide midfield position, so Stankovic is the one to make way.

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NEWS
Saturday December 18 2010
Benitez: 'Inter, now I need support'

It was said Rafa Benitez would be fired if he didn't win the Club World Cup, so he has a message for the club. “Now I need support.”

Inter thumped Mazembe 3-0 to become world champions today and appear to have made his job safe.

“I am very happy and want to dedicate this victory to all the people who worked with us and had faith in us,” he told Mediaset Premium.

“Clearly I need to talk to President Massimo Moratti and director Marco Branca. Now I need support and if that exists, then we can do well together.”

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Saturday December 18 2010
Pandev: 'Inter deliver when it counts'

Goran Pandev scored in the Club World Cup triumph and assures “when it really counts, Inter don't get it wrong.”

The Nerazzurri have stuttered all season since completing the Treble in May, but beat Mazembe 3-0 to become world champions.

“When it really counts, Inter don't get it wrong,” said the striker.

“I am happy for myself and all the players who are here and who were here, plus of course all of the fans.

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