Real Madrid faces Al Jazira on Wednesday in the second semifinal of the Club World Cup. Los Blancos won the cup last season and are the heavy favorites to do it again in 2017.
Al Jazira qualified for this competition as winners of the UAE Pro League. This match represents a huge step up in class for them but one thing that is in their favour is familiarity with the climate and that could put them in good stead.
Both Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane have traveled to Abu Dhabi and are expected to feature in this match. The Welshman has had well documented injury troubles and Zinedine Zidane will be keen to get him match fit ahead of the upcoming El Clasico clash with Barcelona later this month. A few of the fringe players are also expected to get a chance to impress.
Al Jazira v Real Madrid Predicted Lineups
Al Jazira (4-4-2): Khaseif; Ayed, Fayez, Mabkhout, Boussoufa; Rashid, Alhosani, Salem, Romarinho; Alattas, Fares
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Theo, Varane, Nacho, Achraf; Kovacic, Llorente, Ceballos; Ronaldo, Mayoral, Bale
Here's how you can watch the match and our prediction:
How to watchWhen: Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET
TV: Telemundo Deportes
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