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37dMatt McGinn

Ronaldo, Modric star in Club World Cup final

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal and will get the plaudits but Luka Modric(8/10)was the best player on the pitch in the Club World Cup final.

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37dTim Vickery

Global football's chasm in quality is clear

Real Madrid defeated Gremio 1-0 to lift the Club World Cup and illustrate just how far ahead European clubs are compared to the rest of the world.

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37dDermot Corrigan

Ronaldo eager to settle contract showdown

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane both said they would like to resolve the showdown over the Portuguese star's contract.

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37dDermot Corrigan

Clutch Ronaldo delivers Madrid another trophy

Real Madrid were pushed by determined Gremio in the Club World Cup final, but Cristiano Ronaldo again made the big moment his, writes Dermot Corrigan.

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37dESPN staff

Ronaldo free kick helps Madrid to CWC title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 to claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.

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37dAssociated Press

Pachuca beat Al-Jazira to CWC third spot

Mexican side Pachuca claimed third place at the Club World Cup with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Al-Jazira.

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38dRob Train

Real Madrid can't afford to look past Gremio

Trailing Barcelona by eight points ahead of next week's key Clasico, Real Madrid's immediate focus needs to be Gremio and the Club World Cup.

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38dDermot Corrigan

Zidane: Club World Cup final will be '50/50'

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Saturday's Club World Cup final against Gremio in Abu Dhabi is a 50/50 game.

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39dTim Vickery

Gremio capable of shocking Real Madrid

Underdogs Gremio are not equipped to outplay Real Madrid but if they follow the plan they may have a chance to outscore them in Club World Cup final.

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39dChris Wright

Ronaldo annoyed by Messi chants

Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated figure in the Club World Cup semifinals, with chants of "Messi, Messi, Messi!" hardly helping his cause.

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39dDermot Corrigan

Bale rescue act gives Madrid man hope

Gareth Bale took his first steps on the road to redemption with his Club World Cup rescue act but can the Real Madrid star fully turn his doubters?

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40dDermot Corrigan

Al-Jazira made Madrid 'suffer' - Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric says his team's inability to convert their chances was the reason why they "suffered" against Al-Jazira.

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40dRob Train

Zidane to blame for lacklustre Real ratings

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale save Real Madrid from an embarrassing defeat to Al-Jazira at the Club World Cup semifinals.

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40dDermot Corrigan

Zidane can't explain Real Madrid struggles

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed his side's patience and refused to criticise his misfiring forwards after they struggled past Al Jazira 2-1.

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40dDermot Corrigan

Bale hails winner vs. Al Jazira, slams VAR

Real Madrid galactico Gareth Bale said it was "great" to score a dramatic late winner in Wednesday's 2-1 Club World Cup semifinal win vs Al Jazira.

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40dDermot Corrigan

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real reach CWC final

Real Madrid reached their third Club World Cup final in the past four years with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira on Wednesday.

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40dDermot Corrigan

Real's Ronaldo breaks CWC scoring record

Cristiano Ronaldo became the leading goalscorer in Club World Cup history, thanks to his equalising strike in Wednesday's semifinal vs. Al Jazira.

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41dDermot Corrigan

Marcelo: Clasico ban fears not on minds

Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo says fear of being suspended for the Clasico will not make him pull out of tackles at this week's Club World Cup.

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41dDermot Corrigan

Ronaldo pleased by likely 'BBC' reunion

Gareth Bale, who has played only 30 minutes since late September because of muscle problems, is set to feature against Al Jazira.

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41dMatt McGinn

Real must embrace Club World Cup

The Club World Cup is often seen as a distraction for the European Champions but Real Madrid could benefit from embracing and winning the tournament.