Winning the Champions League have two extra perks. One is playing the European Supercup in August against the Europa League champions, in this case Sevilla. Another one is playing the FIFA World Cup in December to be called the “best team in the world”.
This year the Fifa Club World Cup will be held in Japan from the 8th to the 18th of December. Real Madrid will battle for the title with the best teams from Africa, North and South America, Asia, Oceania and some team from the host country.
This time, Real Madrid will have to fly far away to try to win again this trophy, so the calendar will be changed and some La Liga games will be postponed.
Last time Real Madrid played the FIFA Club World Cup was in 2014, this time in Morocco. Los Blancos won the tournament after beating (4-0) Mexican team Cruz Azul in the semifinal and Argentinian squad San Lorenzo (2-0) in the final. It was Carlo Ancelotti’s last title at Real Madrid because after the World Cup Real Madrid started to lose strength and finished the season without titles.
If Real Madrid beat Sevilla in Norway in August in the European Supercup and also win the FIFA World Cup in December, Los Blancos will end 2016 with three new titles. These two tournaments are the first challenges for Zidane in his first whole season as Real Madrid manager. The French coach has to be very careful with the physical status of the squad because playing this major trophy in December usually is a big challenge for the footballers.
Real Madrid have won so far one Fifa Club World Cup (2014) and three Intercontinental Cups (1960, 1998 and 2002)