FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 draw

Published October 9th, 2017 - 01:05 GMT
FIFA Club World Cup 2017 logo
FIFA Club World Cup 2017 logo

Real Madrid have learned who they could face in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup following Monday's play-off draw.

The Blancos will enter the last four of the tournament following their dominant 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final in June.

And Real have now discovered they will face the winner of this year's Asian Champions League or one of Al-Jazira and Auckland City.

United Arab Emirates side Al-Jazira, who qualified as host representatives, take on Auckland City with the victor set to meet the Asian Champions League winners in the quarter-finals.

And the winner of that tie will then lock horns with Zinedine Zidane's European champions, who are aiming to win their second straight FIFA Club World Cup.

Elsewhere, Pachuca will face the CAF Champions League holders with the winner of that tie set to take on the 2017 Copa Libertadores champions in the other semi-final.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick as Real downed Japanese outfit Kashima Antlers 4-2 in last year's final in Yokohama.

The Portugal superstar received the Golden Ball award after scoring four times across the competition, with team-mate Luka Modric finishing as runner-up.

Real also defeated Argentinian side San Lorenzo in the 2014 final in Morocco thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale.


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