Rabat – Real Madrid will still serious in the event 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. Los Blancos will face teams from Mexico, Cruz Azul, at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco, on Wednesday morning (12/17/14) pm.
Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti prepare the team with serious and eyeing targets at the Club World Cup champion this year.
“This year has not ended. We still have this competition, which is no less important. We face competition with tremendous joy because we have done a great thing to be here, “said Ancelotti in Real Madrid‘s official website.
“All the teams (participating) is the champion and to win (the competition) means an end to a memorable year with a sweet,” he added.
This competition brings together the champions federation FIFA AFC (Asia), represented by Sydney Wanderers, OFC (Oceania) by Auckland City, CAF (Africa) by ES Setif, CONMEBOL (South America) by San Lorenzo, CONCACAF (North, Central and Caribbean Islands) by Cruz Azul and UEFA (Europe) by Real Madrid, plus Moghreb Tetouan as representative of the host Morocco.
Each representative of the competition started different phases, depending on the coefficient of competitions. As a champion of the European Champions League, Real Madrid are entitled to a bye to the semifinals while Cruz Azul step of phase quarterfinals.
Thus, although many consider this tournament as an exhibition tournament, the tournament has great significance because it can only be followed by the champion.
“Jawara–world champion is here, and all the team deserves to play in this competition. It was a great contest and we are very excited about this. The problem is to achieve here (must win the Champions League). Many teams will be watching this tournament on TV, “the 55-year-old coach explained.
Cruz Azul takes extra time to get rid of Sydney Wanderers in the quarterfinals. However, Ancelotti did not want to underestimate an opponent who will face Madrid.
“They are a quality team with experienced players who play in Spain and are familiar with our style. It is the semi-finals and every team is a dangerous team at this level. The match will run fierce, “Ancelotti concluded.
If the beat Cruz Azul, Madrid will face the winner between Auckland City and San Lorenzo in the final.