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Club World Cup no refuge for Benitez

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Chelsea's Rafael Benitez goes into the Club World Cup desperate for results and silverware but he will be acutely aware of the 2010 edition, when he was sacked just days after leading Inter Milan to glory. 

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match at home to FC Nordsjaelland on December 5. Chelsea became the first Champions League holders to go out in the group phase, despite a resounding 6-1 win.

Critics are circling Benitez, who replaced the popular Roberto di Matteo last month and whose team on Wednesday became the first Champions League holders to exit at the group stage, despite winning 6-1.

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