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CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Cruz Azul, FIFA Club World Cup Semifinals

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Real Madrid Starting XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Illarramendi, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Cruz Azul Starting XI: Corona, Pinto, Maza, Cata, Flores, Bernardello, Torrado, Formica, Pavone, Chaco and Joao.

Ancelotti makes no rotations for Real Madrid's debut in the FIFA Club World Cup, so there will surely be some controversy around his choices if injuries happen. Illarramendi, Kroos and Isco will have some more time to gel in Real's midfield, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale will try to dismantle Cruz Azul's defensive line. If Real go through, expect James to make the Starting XI in the Final.