Al Jazira book place at 2017 FIFA Club World Cup

Al Jazira qualified take the slot at the FIFA Club World Cup this December after Al Hilal have been eliminated from AFC Champions League.

Al Ain were defeated 3-0 by Al Hilal in the second leg of the AFC Champions League quarter-final in Riyadh on Monday, following the 3-0 defeat on aggregate and exit the tournament.

That cleared the path for Jazira, who can now look forward to a potential match against Real Madrid.  The team will take the slot reserved for the host country’s champions after winning the 2016/17 Arabian Gulf League.

The Club World Cup takes place from December 6-16. While Real Madrid already confirm their place, Mexico’s Pachuca, winners of the 2016/17 Concacaf Champions League, are the only other team to have confirmed their place.

The champions from South America, Africa and Asian will all be decided in November.