Sergio Ramos celebrates winning the 2017 Club World Cup

Sergio Ramos celebrates winning the 2017 Club World Cup

Real Madrid will soon look to win the Club World Cup for a third year in a row when the tournament gets underway in the United Arab Emirates this season\.

The Champions League winners could face either Boca Juniors or River Plate at the final while there will also be champions out of Oceania, Asia, Africa and Concacaf\.

Here’s what you need to know…

When is your Club World Cup?

The tournament runs from December 12-22, together with games either starting at 1pm or even 3.30pm UK time.

Who is playing?

The Club World Cup includes the most recent continental champions from the six confederations of the game , along with the host country.

The five champions currently qualified for the competition are Real Madrid (Europe), Team Wellington (Oceania), Kashima Antlers (Asia), Esperance de Tunis (Africa) and CD Guadalajara (Concacaf).

Real beat Gremio in last year's final

Real beat Gremio in last year’s final

They will be joined by Boca Juniors or River Plate, that are competing in the second leg of their Copa Libertadores on Sunday.

The Libertadores final will be played in Madrid afterwards it had been twice postponed as a result of fan violence\.

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Boca Juniors players were injured when their bus was attacked Before the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final (images courtesy of ESPN)

Boca Juniors players were wounded after their bus was assaulted Before the next leg of their Copa Libertadores final (images courtesy of ESPN)

Representing the host nation would be the 2017/18 Arabian Gulf League winners, Al Ain.

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How does this work?

The tournament’s very first game takes place between Al Ain and Team Wellington on December 12.

The winner of the game and Esperance de Tunis play in the second round while Kashima Antlers play CD Guadalajara in another half of the attraction\.

Striker Marcus Berg, who played for Sweden against England at the 2018 World Cup, should feature for Al Ain

Striker Marcus Berg, that played for Sweden from England in the 2018 World Cup, should attribute to get Al Ain

Real Madrid and boca Juniors/River Plate enter with their games, in the stage.

Real Madrid and CD Guadalajara or Kashima Antlers will play with while Boca or River Plate will play with the winner of the other second-round match.

That could mean a final between Real Madrid and Boca Juniors or River Plate on December 22.

Defender Raphael Varane says they’re eager to win the championship for a third year in a row.

“We want to keep history. We are very excited as it is not simple to get to this stage, you have to win the Champions League,” he explained.

“What’s more, winning three in a row hasn’t been done before and we wish to keep making history. We know it’s difficult but we are eager and eager to play this contest.”

You can follow games in the Club World Cup with all Sky Sports live websites