Real Madrid get possible Asian clash at Club World Cup

Real Madrid will face either Mexican side Cruz Azul or the champions of Asia for a place in the final of the Club World Cup to be played in Morocco in December.

Paris: Real Madrid will face either Mexican side Cruz Azul or the champions of Asia for a place in the final of the Club World Cup to be played in Morocco in December.

European champions Real will tackle Cruz Azul, who won the Concacaf Champions League title or Western Sydney Wanderers of Australia or Saudi club Al Hilal who have still to play the final of the Asian Champions League.

The December 10-20 tournament will be played at Rabat and Marrakech and features seven clubs -- Real, Auckland City of New Zealand who are champions of Oceania, Cruz Azul, Maghreb Athletic of Tetouan from the host nation as well as Argentina`s San Lorenzo, the Copa Libertadores winners.

The other two sides will be one from either Western Sydney Wanderers or Al Hilal and one from Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo or Algeria`s Setif who are still to contest the African title.

The Club World Cup will go ahead despite Moroccan authorities trying to have the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, due to be staged in the country in January and February, postponed because of the Ebola epidemic.

Club World Cup programme:

Play-off: Auckland v Tetouan

Quarter-finals

1: African champions (AS Vita or ES Setif) v Play-off winner

2: Cruz Azul v Asian champions (Al Hilal or Sydney Wanderers)

Semi-finals

Real Madrid v Winner of QF2

San Lorenzo v Winner of QF1

Final: Dec 20 at Marrakech

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