Real Madrid to face Chivas Guadalajara or AFC champions in Club World Cup

Club World Cup holders Real Madrid will take on either Chivas Guadalajara or the Asian champions in their 2018 semi-final.

Real Madrid celebrate their Club World Cup win in 2017   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid will meet either Chivas Guadalajara or the winners of the AFC Champions League in the Club World Cup semifinals.

Julen Lopetegui's side, looking to win the trophy for the third year in a row, will begin its campaign in the United Arab Emirates on December 19.

Mexican side Chivas, who beat Toronto in this year's CONCACAF Champions League final, will face the champions of Asia on December 15.

The winner of that match will then take on Madrid four days later at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The other semifinal will see the Copa Libertadores winner face the victors of the second-round match between the CAF Champions League winners and either Al Ain or Wellington.

Madrid is aiming to win the Club World Cup for what would be a record fourth time in 2018.

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