Real Madrid are closing in on a record fifth Club World Cup crown and meet Al-Hilal in the final of the 2022 tournament this weekend.
Los Blancos bounced back from their recent poor form in La Liga to sweep Egyptian side Al Ahly 4-1 after two late goals.
Madrid are four-time FIFA competition record holders and will be big favorites to win the title again in Morocco.
Al-Hilal, who are two points behind Cristiano Ronalo’s Al-Nassr in the Saudi league, picked up a thrilling 3-2 win over Flamengo en route to the final and will be craving another upset here.
Real Madrid vs Al Hilal: Kick-off date and time
The Club World Cup final will take place on Saturday 11 February.
The clash is being played at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco. – the same stadium Madrid beat Al Ahly in the semi-finals.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm UK time.
Real Madrid vs Al-Hilal: How to watch
This game will once again be available to watch for FREE via FIFA+.
All the action will also be streamed live on the FIFA YouTube channel.
talkSPORT.com will also be on hand for all the best post-match reactions.
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List of Club World Cup winners
Real Madrid 4 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Barcelona 3 (2009, 2011, 2015)
Bayern Munich 2 (2013, 2021)
Corinthians 2 (2000, 2012)
AC Milan 1 (2007)
Chelsea 1 (2022)
International 1 (2006)
Inter Milan 1 (2010)
Liverpool 1 (2019)
Manchester United 1 (2008)
Sao Paulo 1 (2005)
Real Madrid vs Al Hilal: Team News
Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Vasquez and Eden Hazard are still on the sidelines for the Spanish giants.
Rodrygo is expected to lead the line, with fellow semi-final scorers Vinicius Jr and Federico Valverde either side of him.
Andriy Lunin will continue as a substitute in goal while Eduardo Camavinga will likely get the nod to continue at left-back.
Al-Hilal will be without Yasser Al-Shahrani with a broken jaw but otherwise have no new injury issues to contend with.
Real Madrid vs Al Hilal: What was said?
Carlo Ancelotti: “We are up against a team that won the semi-final playing well and deserved to be in the final. We have to respect this team. They have good players and play well collectively.
“They will be delighted to play the final and so will we. You have to prepare well for the match, give clear instructions to the players and develop a good game plan. We have players who can handle that kind of pressure extremely well.
“Football is changing because there are a lot of teams all over the world who can compete, fight and win too.
“I was surprised that Flamengo was eliminated, but they are in pre-season and their fitness level is not at its peak and the rest of the teams, who are in the middle of the season, are at their peak. .”
Real Madrid vs Al Hilal: On the way to the final
- Al-Ahly 3-0 Auckland City
- Seattle Sounders 0-1 Al-Ahly
- Wydad Casablanca 1-1 Al-Hilal (3-5 pens)
- Al Ahly 1-4 Real Madrid
- Flamengo 2-3 Al Hilal
- Real Madrid – Al-Hilal (Saturday February 11, 7 p.m.)
Match for third place
- Al Ahly vs. Flamengo (Saturday February 11, 3:30 p.m.)
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