In the Club World Cup final, Real Madrid is up against this year's surprise challenger Kashima Antlers. Real coach Zinedine Zidane anticipates a tough match.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best men's player of 2017, beating Lionel Messi to the top spot. Other notable winners were Zinedine Zidane, as coach of the year, and Lieke Martens, winner of the top women's player.
The Spanish giants qualified for Sunday's final against Kashima Antlers of Japan with a 2-0 victory over Mexican side Club America. Real had gone into the tournament as the clear favorites.
In a sluggish performance, Real Madrid won the Club World Cup in Japan thanks to another memorable performance from Cristiano Ronaldo. Although the losing team, Kashima Antlers held their own for longer than expected.
The weaknesses in this Borussia Dortmund side were ruthlessly exposed on Tuesday night. But there's little shame in being beaten by the best side in the world and, even in another Champions League loss, there's hope.
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