Bayernn Munich have won every trophy possible this year, but one remains out of reach.As 2020 comes to a close, it looks like the FIFA Club World Cup won’t be played this year. The competition, which brings together the champions of all the major continental federations (including the UEFA Champions League), is set to be postponed until February due to covid-related delays in hosting the finals of some of the major championships.
According to Bild reporter Tobias Altschaffl, Bayern Munich are pushing for the completion of the competition in February, despite the insane fixture it would create. While nowhere near as prestigious as the Champions League, winning the CWC would make Bayern only the second team to ever win the coveted “sextuple” — a combination of a treble, both Supercups, and the CWC. First achieved by Barcelona under Pep Guardiola, both Hansi Flick and the players want to equal the Catalans record and cement their name in the history books.
Die Klub-WM soll im Februar stattfinden - Hansi Flick und die Spieler des FC Bayern drängten trotz des dichten Terminkalenders darauf: sie wollen nach dem FC Barcelona die zweite Mannschaft sein, die in einer Saison alle möglichen Titel abräumt. #fcbayern #klubwm— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) October 31, 2020
The Club World Cup should take place in February — Hansi Flick and the FC Bayern players were pushing for it despite the tight schedule: They want to be the second team after FC Barcelona to win all possible titles in one season.#fcbayern
Winning the Club World Cup would be a massive achievement for several players on the roster — for Robert Lewandowski, it would be his first ever chance to win it, while players like Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, and Jerome Boateng have already tasted glory following the 2013 treble under Jupp Heynckes. Bayern’s chance to equal the sextuple was ruined that year by a shock DFL Supercup loss Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund.
This current Bayern side is already close to eclipsing Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller’s “Golden Generation” of the seventies — adding the CWC to the mix would certainly strengthen the argument that the club is in its strongest era. And for Hansi Flick, it would be an incredible personal achievement, as he’d become the first person to do it without a freak like Leo Messi on his side — perhaps dealing a crushing blow to the myth of Guardiola in the process.
On my part, I have no hard feelings against our former manager. I just want to see that sweet club world cup winners badge on our kits again. It’s been such a long time. We want it back.