After lifting the 11th Champions League, Real Madrid have the opportunity to play the FIFA Club World Cup at the end of the year with the champions of every continent. Los Blancos know now the path until the final although we don’t know yet all the participants of the tournament.
Real Madrid will face in the semifinals América from Mexico or the Asian champion. This game will take place on Wednesday 14th December in Yokohama at 10.30 am (UK time). The Asian champion will play against American on Sunday 11th of December and then we’ll see whose team will face Real Madrid in the semifinals. On the other side, Colombian team Atlético Nacional will play against the African champion and the winner of Auckland and the Japonese champion.
We’ll have to wait to see the teams that will participate in the tournament. Currently, we just know Real Madrid (European champions); Atlético Nacional (Libertadores Champions); Auckland City (Oceanic Champions) and América (CONCACAF Champions). We still have to know three other teams: Asian Champions, African Champions and Japanese Champions. On the 26th of November we’ll know the Asian Champions and the African will be on the 21st of October. We have to wait more for the Japanese champions, because the J League ends in December.
Only two years ago, Real Madrid played the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco and Los Blancos won the tournament beating in the final Argentinian team San Lorenzo. Sergio Ramos was again the main protagonist opening the score with a header.
Now, the team will have to travel to Japan to try to win another tournament. Real Madrid have already won the European Supercup this year against Sevilla back in August. Now, Zidane is giving some rest to the players so they can face a very challenging season, including the FIFA Club World Cup.