Real Madrid have won four trophies in 2017 but they could end it with a fifth if they are able to successfully retain the Club World Cup this week.
Having already lifted La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana trophies this calendar year, Real Madrid will be looking to add the Club World Cup to their cabinet to cap an incredible 2017.
Shortly after thrashing Sevilla 5-0 at the Bernabeu in La Liga on Saturday, Zinedine Zidane’s squad boarded a flight bound for Abu Dhabi on Sunday to compete against this year’s other continental champions.
So, what is the FIFA Club World Cup?
The FIFA Club World Cup is a competition that pits FIFA’s six reigning Confederation champions against each other at the end of a calendar year.
Those confederations are; UEFA (Europe), CONMEBOL (South America), AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (North America, Central America, Carribean) and the OFC (Oceania).
Alongside the champions of each confederation, the winners of the domestic competition in the country where the Club World Cup is being hosted, also qualify to form a seven-team tournament.