Real Madrid face either CONCACAF, AFC champions

12 October 2014 00:53

Real Madrid will face one of Cruz Azul, Al Hilal or Western Sydney Wanderers in their Club World Cup opener in December.

The UEFA Champions League winners will enter at the semi-final stage in Morocco, as they chase more silverware.

The Spanish capital club have appeared once before at the Club World Cup, finishing fourth in 2000.

Real Madrid are joined in the last four by San Lorenzo, the Argentine club winning the Copa Libertadores title.

Madrid play the winner of Cruz Azul and the yet-to-be-determined AFC Champions League winners, with Al Hilal and Western Sydney beginning their two-leg final on October 25.

San Lorenzo’s potential semi-final opponents include Auckland City, Tetouan, AS Vita and ES Setif.

Auckland are the Oceania champions, and they will take on Moroccan champions Moghreb Tetouan in a play-off for a quarter-final spot.

The winners of the play-off will meet the CAF Champions League winners, with AS Vita and ES Setif set to go head-to-head in the first leg on October 26.