Skip to main content

2 Gripping Storylines to Follow for Each 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Finalists

The best soccer club in the world will be crowned in a couple of days.

Surprise finalists Al Ain FC of the United Arab Emirates are facing an enormous challenge in the form of current champions Real Madrid CF of Spain. The two will be meeting on December 22 for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Trophy.

While analysts alike expect an extremely one-sided match this December 22 at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, fans are still looking forward to the clash between two soccer giants.

Here are questions surrounding each soccer team remaining at the Club World Cup Final.

First Real Madrid Title Post-Ronaldo?

Real Madrid had the chance to prove that they did not decline after the departure of five-time Golden Ball recipient Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy.

They threw that chance, losing 4-2 at extra time to cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid for the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. Couple that defeat with Los Blancos’ poor start to the league, standing at fourth with almost half of the season played.

However, with almost every analyst backing them to lift the trophy later at Abu Dhabi—especially after an astounding 3-1 victory against Asian champions Kashima Antlers—a win at the Final could bring back Real Madrid to their winning ways.

RELATED ARTICLE

Can Al Ain Shock the World, Again?

South America—and the world—is currently in a state of shock as Al Ain beat out Argentina’s River Plate on penalties, beyond the expectations of everyone but the delighted Abu Dhabi crowd.

However, can they do it twice in a row against Real Madrid, two-time World champions in the same number of years?

Online bookies do not think so. On William Hill and bet365, Al Ain’s odds of 20/1 pales in comparison to Real Madrid’s 3/25.

However, as River Plate learned earlier, even the underdogs can overcome the longest of odds. Can Al Ain do it once more, though?

Catch Al Ain FC and Real Madrid CF on December 22, 2018, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in UAE for the final stage of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup.

RELATED ARTICLE

LATEST CASINO NEWS & BLOGS


News

All Lotteries Are Rigged? Let True Flip’s Blockchain-Based Draws Change Your Mind

January 16, 2019

True Flip is a decentralized platform that aims to offer blockchain-based international lotteries that are honest, transparent, fair, and exciting.

How iGaming Operators Can Join Malta’s Blockchain Revolution

January 16, 2019

Malta's sandbox environment for virtual financial assets, along with three crypto laws, made it easier for iGaming companies to embrace the new technology.

Biggest Crypto Gaming Summit Returns to Belarus in Crypto Games Conference 2019

January 11, 2019

On April 25 and 26, the crypto gaming industry will gather to discuss iGaming and blockchain technology in Crypto Games Conference 2019 in Belarus.

Blogs

10 Cutest Penguin Slots That Will Leave Your Heart and Wallet Happy

January 18, 2019

Love adorable penguins? Like playing in online casinos? Then check out these 10 penguin-themed online slot games and enjoy the best of both worlds.

10 Convincing Reasons Why mBit Casino Is Your #1 Bitcoin Casino

January 11, 2019

Among every other online crypto casinos, only one stands at the peak. Find out why mBit Casino is the best Bitcoin casino to many bettors.

5 New Online Casino Slot Games You Should Watch out for in 2019

January 3, 2019

Check out these five online slots released by well-respected software developers this 2019 that you should try out in your favorite online casinos.

CHOOSE CASINOS NOW
LOGIN TO BBC
No account yet? Register here
JOIN US NOW
Already have an account? Login