Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Urawa Reds Al Jazira set up a meeting with Real Madrid in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup semis. Al Jazira are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet at the prestigious tournament, but preventing the star-studded Spanish side from scoring in Wednesday’s football match is easier said than done. Los Blancos head into the match following a thrilling 5-0 win over Sevilla and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of their FIFA Club World Cup opener. The Champions League winners are likely to go all guns blazing at the UAE side and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace in the victory over los Sevillanos and all eyes will be on the Portugal superstar when Real Madrid and Al Jazira face each other in Abu Dhabi.
Highlighted Player (Sardor Rashidov):
Sardor Rashidov is a right-footed attacker who was born in Jizzakh, Uzbekistan on June 14, 1991. Rashidov started his senior career at his home-town club Sogdiana Jizzakh, but he made no more than three appearances in the league for the club. In 2009 Rashidov moved to fellow Uzbek side Bunyodkor and he played for the club from 2009 to 2015. In July 2015 the centre forward, who can be used as a winger as well, joined El Jaish of Qatar for a fee of $2.1 million. Sardor Rashidov scored 21 goals in 42 games for the Qatar Stars League club and then he decided to take one step forward in his career as he signed a deal with Al Jazira. He made his Al Jazira debut in a 2-1 win over Ajman on September 15, 2017. Speaking of his international career, Rashidov impressed on his debut for Uzbekistan as he scored against Vietnam in the 2015 Asian Cup. The Al Jazira attacker has established himself as a first-team regular with Uzbekistan and he has been scoring goals for fun ever since he made his full international debut for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid are a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 11 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world. Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards. The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).