Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

Real Madrid v Al Ain: The players who can decide the Fifa Club World Cup final

A look at five players from each side who could shape the destiny of Saturday's match at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi

One thing is guaranteed on Saturday when the Fifa Club World Cup final between Al Ain and Real Madrid takes place at 8.30pm at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

There will be heroes on the evening as players step up to decide the destiny of the trophy.

Will it be Real Madrid for a record fourth time and a third occasion in a row?

Or can Al Ain claim a stunning victory, becoming the first side outside Europe or Brazil to win the competition with a result that would put the club and UAE football firmly on the world footballing map?

Here is a look at some of the likely candidates to take centre stage on Saturday.

John McAuley looks at five stars of Al Ain's run to the final, while Graham Caygill assesses the key members of Real's elite squad.

Check out the players selected in the gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

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Updated: December 22, 2018 10:13 AM

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