Introducing opponents: Fluminense
On January 17, Shakhtar will face the Brazilian side Fluminense at the international tournament Florida Cup. Let’s get acquainted with the opponents.
This club was founded in 1902 and represents Rio de Janeiro, where Shakhtar have been to during last year's tour. Fluminense are four-time champions of Brazil and the domestic Cup holders in 2007.
The club colours are red, green and white. For this reason, Fluminense’s is nickname is Tricolour.
At various times, top-level footballers have played for the Rio team: Tele Santana, Didi, Gerson, Romario, Washington, Deco, Ronaldinho and others. Now the main star of Fluminense is their captain - striker Fred.
There is a common thread between Shakhtar and the Brazilian outfit – Wellington Nem moved to Shakhtar precisely from Fluminense .
In September 2015, a 45-year-old Brazilian coach Eduardo Baptista took over at the club.
Of twenty teams, Fluminense took 13th place in the Brazilian league (the team won 14 games, played out 5 draws and suffered 19 defeats in 38 games).
The live broadcast of the match between Shakhtar and Fluminense will take place on 17 January on Futbol 1 channel. The game will kick off at 20:55.