Real Madrid vs Al Hilal live score, updates, highlights and lineups the Club World Cup final

Real Madrid vs Al Hilal live score, updates, highlights and lineups the Club World Cup final

Real Madrid are aiming to win their fifth Club World Cup when they take on Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hilal in Rabat.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are heavy favourites heading into the match against the 18-time Saudi champions.

Madrid eased to a 4-1 semifinal win over Egyptian side Al Ahly, while Al Hilal stunned Copa Libertadores holders Flamengo 3-2.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary below:

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Real Madrid vs. Al Hilal live score

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Real Madrid vs. Al Hilal live updates, highlights from the Club World Cup final

50 mins from kickoff: And this is the Al Hilal XI. Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo will have to make do with a place on the bench.

1 hour from kickoff: Here’s what the Real Madrid lineup looks like.

1 hr 20 mins from kickoff: Flamengo have bounced back from their shock defeat to Al Hilal in the semis by beating Al Ahly 4-2 in the third-place match.

1 hr 40 mins from kickoff: Despite grappling with an injury-ravaged squad, Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti oversaw a serene 4-1 win over Al Ahly to reach this final. Could the 2023 Club World Cup be the last honour Ancelotti wins during his decorated career in European club football? The veteran Italian coach has been linked with becoming Brazil boss at the end of this season but dismissed those rumours at his pre-match news conference. Still, with Barcelona eight points clear at the top of LaLiga, lifting this trophy would be a timely boost for the 14-time European champions.

2 hours from kickoff: Hello and welcome to the Sporting News’ coverage of the Club World Cup final between Real Madrid and Al Hilal.

Real Madrid vs Al Hilal predicted lineups

Los Blancos a long injury list ahead of this one. Thibaut Courtois, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao, Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema were among those to miss the semi-final.

Goalkeeper Courtois, defender Militao and Ballon d’Or-winning striker Benzema are thought to be the most likely to return to the matchday squad against Al-Hilal.

Real Madrid predicted lineup (4-3-3): Lunin (GK) — Nacho, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga — Kroos, Tchouameni, Modric — Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr

Saudi Arabia left-back Yasser Al-Shahrani remains out for Al-Hilal with a fractured jaw he sustained during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Peru winger Andre Carrillo has played in all of his club’s matches so far this season but was examined in hospital after suffering a ligament injury during their semi-final.

“Flamengo didn’t expect that we would change our formation from a 4-3-3 to a 4-4-1-1, with Luciano Vietto as an attacking midfielder,” said Diaz.

“Vietto ghosted behind their holding midfielders, who we identified were not good on challenges. And he was brilliant, earning both penalties and scoring a great goal for us.”

Former Argentina youth international Vietto joined Al Hilal in 2020 from Sporting Lisbon and has had spells at clubs including Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and Fulham.

The 29-year-old could line up behind former Watford and Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo again.

Al-Hilal predicted lineup (4-4-1-1): Al-Mayouf (GK) – K. Al-Dosari, Al-Bulayhi, Jang, Abdul-Hamid – Cuellar, Al-Juwair, Marega, S. Al-Dosari – Vietto – Ighalo

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Real Madrid vs Al Hilal live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:

 TV channelStreaming
USAFox Sports 2Fox Sports, Fifa+
AustraliaSBS, Fifa+
New ZealandSky Sport 7 beIN Sports, Sky Sport 3 NZSKY Go, beIN Sports Connect, Fifa+
Hong KongFifa+

UK: Club World Cup matches are available to stream in the UK via Fifa+, where viewers around the world can also follow the action live.

USA: Fox Sports is broadcasting the final, which is also available on the platform’s app, website and on Spanish-language channel Fox Deportes.

Canada: Canadian fans can tune in on FIFA+.

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand will be covering the final for Australian supporters.

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