CWC: Real Madrid begin title defence against Al-Jazira - FCNaija

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/12/2017

Real Madrid begins their title defence against Al- Jazira in the World Cup Club on Wednesday at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the semi-final.

Sergio Ramos, Casemiro and Dani Carvajal return to the squad after missing out in the La Liga 5-0 win against Sevilla during the weekend.

Gareth Bale returned to the squad after the injury he sustained in the Copa Del Rey against Fuenlabrada.

CWC: Al Jazira set to face Real Madrid in the semi-finals

Raphael Varane also returned to the squad after muscle injury he sustained against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. With the players returning to fitness Real Madrid will return to full strength against their opponents and most importantly in the El-Clasico against Barcelona.

Al-Jazira won the UAE’s top flight, they defeated Auckland City Fc 1-0 in the playoff and also defeated Urawa Red diamonds in the quarterfinals to set up a date with the defending champions for a place in the finals.