Club World Cup 2017: Real Madrid learn their opponents


  • Real Madrid will play one of three from the champions of Asia, Oceania and UAE
  • If they win they will play Gremio, Wydad Casablanca or Pachuca in the final
  • Zinedine Zidane’s side are the first European club to defend the Club World Cup
  • The line up was completed when Gremio became CONMEBOL champions

Matthew Smith For Mailonline

Real Madrid will play one of three from the champions of Asia, Oceania and the host nation of United Arab Emirates to begin their defence of the Club World Cup.

Zinedine Zidane‘s side are the first European club to defend the trophy since its inception in 2000, as the only team to have won back to back Champions League titles. 

They beat Japanese club Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time in 2016, and will once again hope to round off the calendar year with silverware.

Real Madrid will face Auckland City, Al-Jazeera or Urawa Red Diamonds at the Club World Cup

Real Madrid will face Auckland City, Al-Jazeera or Urawa Red Diamonds at the Club World Cup

Real Madrid will face Auckland City, Al-Jazeera or Urawa Red Diamonds at the Club World Cup

The draw as originally made in October, however at the time only four clubs were confirmed as the South American, Asian and African champions were…



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