The 2019 Club World Cup took place at the Khalifa International Stadium in the Qatari capital of Doha on Saturday, with two rival teams - England's Liverpool FC and Brazil's Clube de Regatas do Flamengo striving for dominance in the annual competition.
Liverpool became this year's winner after Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino scored an extra-time goal to beat Flamengo 1-0.
Roberto firmino decorates his goals with smiling Emojis...😊😊😊 pic.twitter.com/qlOJVBmcnH— Odrea fic (@FicOdrea) 21 December 2019
Netizens instantly took to social media, and most commentators pointed to the unusual win-win situation for both Brazilian and British football fans, praising Firmino's performance who has, in a peculiar and coincidental way, made everyone happy and satisfied with the result of the game.
You guys made brazilian nation happy, thanks 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/XdIj34UnkZ— felipiiN 🇾🇪 (@spzo72) 21 December 2019
thanks for making ALL the brazilians happy pic.twitter.com/PEvnDQlgh0— sudamericana 2020 (@hilberlustosa) 21 December 2019
The Club World Cup is reportedly perceived as far more important in South America than it is in Europe. Saturday's game at the Khalifa International Stadium is a historic repeat of the 1981 standoff in Intercontinental Cup when Flamengo powered past Liverpool 3-0 in Tokyo.