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Al-Jazira v Real Madrid preview and possible lineups

Pin Real Madrid won the competition last year. EFE/EPA
Real Madrid won the competition last year. EFE/EPA

Al-Jazira v Real Madrid preview and possible lineups

Tom Smith by Tom Smith @besoccer_com - 0 +10k

We take a look ahead to Wednesday evening's Club World Cup semi-final between Al-Jazira and Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.

Al-Jazira:

The local side beat Urawa and Auckland City to earn a matchup with the European champions. They were huge underdogs in both games and their coach Ali Mabkhout says his side are now playing ‘for the whole UAE’.

Main players Lassana Diarra and Romarinho will be hoping to inspire their side to an unexpected victory.

Real Madrid:

'Los Blancos' boss Zinedine Zidane has warned against complacency ahead of this econcounter. Real can equal Barcelona’s tally of Club World Cup wins if they go all the way this year.

2016's champions are likely to name a strong starting XI, with only Jesus Vallejo and Luca Zidane left in the Spanish capital due to injury.

Possible lineups:

Al-Jazira: Khaseif, Fayez, Ayed, Fares Juma, Rashid, Al-Attas, Al-Hosani, Khalifa, Boussoufa, Romarinho, Ali Mabkhout.

Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Tom Smith

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