July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Corinthians will represent South America at soccer’s Club World Cup in December after winning their first Copa Libertadores title.
The Brazilian team beat Argentina’s Boca Juniors 2-0 in Sao Paulo last night to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory in the two-game final following last week’s 1-1 tie in Buenos Aires.
Corinthians join European Cup winner Chelsea, North and Central American champion Monterrey of Mexico and Oceania champion Auckland City as qualifiers for the seven-team event in Japan, which will also feature the champions of Asia, Africa and a club from the host nation.
Striker Emerson got both goals in the second half, opening the scoring with a close-range shot in the 53rd minute before finishing off a counterattack 19 minutes later to seal the win.
Corinthians won the inaugural Club World Cup in 2000 when the tournament was held in Brazil.
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