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The real Madrid He made history by being the first team to be named champion of the World Cup in three consecutive years, this Saturday in Abu Dhabi, where he fulfilled the forecasts and easily surpassed the host Al Ain Emirates (4: 1).
Luka ModricIn the year in which he scored individual awards, he opened the way and both of them in the 14th minute. Marcos Llorente (60), Sergio Ramos (79) and goal against Iahia Nader (90 + 1) expanded the Spanish account, while the Japanese Tsukasa Shiotani (86) t He signed the honor of the local population.
It is the fourth title of Real Madrid in the last five editions of the Club World Cup. They are also joined by the three who entered the Intercontinental Cup, the direct predecessor of this tournament, with which the team of "merengue" accumulates a record of seven world titles.
Never a single team, neither in the Intercontinental era, nor in the current format of the World Club, has linked three consecutive releases as champions.
Argentine coach Santiago Solari reached the team as a emergency solution at the end of October from the affiliate, earning him his first title as coach of Real Madrid.
European football continues to rule in palms and The sum is already 11 titles of 15 editions, including the last six.
South America, which on this occasion had to meet the disappointing third place on River Plate, also took the remaining four, the last with the Corinthians in 2012.
It was also a record-breaking night for German Tony Croes, who became the first player to win five tournaments, leaving behind the four-fold equality he had so far with his former counterpart, Cristiano Ronaldo.