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Real Madrid will face Auckland City or Al-Jazira in Club World Cup Semifinals

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Los Blancos try to win their second consecutive world title.

Real Madrid v Kashima Antlers- FIFA Club World Cup Final Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images

Real Madrid will face the winner of the match between Auckland City and Al-Jazira in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup Semifinals, meaning that they avoided a more complicated game against Pachuca, who will be playing on the other side of the tournament.

Los Blancos will clearly be expected to win this tournament for the second consecutive time as they are the current European champions. The tournament will be played in the United Arab Emirates and Real Madrid will face Barcelona right after their trip, so coach Zinedine Zidane could make some rotations to keep his players fresh enough for that crucial game.

Still, this is a relevant title and one Real Madrid should conquer, so while the young players will get a chance to feature, at the end of the day the key players will almost certainly be on the pitch at least for the Final.

The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup starts in December 16th.