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Pumas are preparing to host Seattle in the first leg of the final, but who will be the guest of honor at the game?

The FIFA president will attend the Concachampions 2022 match at CU.

Pumas will host Seattle in the first leg of the Concachampions League.
Pumas will host Seattle in the first leg of the Concachampions League.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be present at the first leg of the Concachampions final between Pumas and Seattle Sounders. The president will be at the Olímpico Universitario on Wednesday.

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During the last few hours, Infantino traveled to Mexico to attend the match. He will also be accompanied by Victor Montagliani, current president of CONCACAF, and Yon de Luisa, who heads the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF), according to TUDN.

What else is Infantino here for?

As the FIFA president is visiting one of the countries that will host the 2026 World Cup, he will also observe the progress and plans for the 48-team tournament.

Infantino is also expected to attend the second leg of the match in Seattle on Wednesday, May 4, and is expected to be among the VIP guests, although the president's visit has not yet been announced for any Liga MX Matchday 17 fixture.

Gianni Infantino

What is at stake for each team and the league they represent?

A match that will be important for both teams, on the one hand, the Auriazules want their first title of the tournament and to maintain the hegemony of Liga MX, while the Sounders hope to deliver a championship to their league for the first time in their history.

MLS has not been lucky in the CONCACAF tournament, since it emerged as the CONCACAF Champions League, no U.S. team has been crowned having the closest options with Real Salt Lake, Montreal, Toronto and LAFC with a runner-up finish each.

It should be noted that, when it was the Copa de Campeones, DC United won a title in 1998, while the Los Angeles Galaxy did the same in 2000.

How have Pumas fared against teams from the United States?

Pumas has had a complicated path in the Concacaf tournament, having only one appearance in the final against Saprissa in 2005, where they lost, the only time Liga MX has not been crowned in the tournament since then.

Where will the 2022 Concachampions final be played?

The second leg of the Concachampions final will be played in Seattle at Lumen Field, after the U.S. team will have a better score than Pumas in the tournament. The first leg will be at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

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