The draw for the FIFA Club World Cup was held today, so Los Blancos already know their path to retain the title of world champions. Zidane’s side has to travel to Abu Dhabi in December to play the last two games of the competition and try to bring home again another trophy.
Real Madrid entered directly in the semi-finals of the competition and they will face the Asian champion -still unknown- or Al Jazira from Abu Dhabi or Auckland City. Both clubs will play the first game of the tournament on the 6th of December. Then, the winner will meet with the Asian champion in the first quarter-final.
The second quarter-final will be between the African champion and Pachuca from Mexico. The winner will meet the Copa Libertadores champion in the other semi-final of the tournament. Finally, the final will take place on the 16th of December in the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi (17:00, Uk Time).
Los Blancos will try to win again this title after raising the cup last year in Japan. Real Madrid suffered a lot to beat Kashima Antlers (4-2) in the extra time thanks to the hat-trick scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. Shibasaki scored two goals to put Los Blancos in trouble. However, they were able to overcome this and win the last title of a great year 2016.
Now, Real Madrid could finish one of the best years of their history with another title. They were able to win the Champions League, La Liga, the Spanish Supercup and the European Supercup. The Fifa Club World Cup could be the fifth title of the year, something great in Real Madrid history. The Copa del Rey title could be the only one that escaped from Zidane’s hands.
This time, the FIFA Club World Cup comes in a very difficult time of the season. After the tournament, Los Blancos have to travel back to Spain to close the year with El Clásico at Santiago Bernabéu. It won’t be comfortable but it’s always very important to win all the titles available.