Real Madrid arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of challenge for record fourth Fifa Club World Cup - in pictures

The team checked into the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday after flight from Spain on Emirates A380

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Real Madrid have arrived in Abu Dhabi ahead of their attempt to win the Fifa Club World Cup for a record fourth time.

Manager Santiago Solari and his squad were welcomed by supporters when their team bus pulled in at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday evening, where they the European champions will be based for their stay in the UAE.

Real defended the Club World Cup 12 months ago in Abu Dhabi, beating Gremio 1-0 in the final, and the La Liga side are now back to try and make it three in a row, having won it in 2016 in Japan.

Solari and a yet unannounced player will appear in a news conference on Tuesday at Zayed Sports City, before the team take on Kashima Antlers, in a rematch of the 2016 final, on Wednesday in a semi-final clash at 8.30pm in Abu Dhabi at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.

If they are successful they will face the winners of the other semi-final between Al Ain and River Plate on Saturday, again at Zayed Sports City.


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