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Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo ready for Thursday's clash

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12-15-2016 15:47 BJT

With the Antlers off to the final they'll be eager to find out which side they'll be facing in Sunday's title game. The other semi-final clash set for later tonight, and the recently crowned Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates were in training on Wednesday in Yokohama.

Winners of 71 major trophies throughout their dominant history, Los Blancos are aiming for more silverware this week in Japan. If the current Spanish La Liga leaders win their semi-final match against Club America and defeat the Kashima Antlers in the final, Real will add to an already impressive year.

Real Madrid final training ahead of FIFA Club World Cup semi vs Club America.

Real Madrid final training ahead of FIFA Club World Cup semi vs Club America.

Coming off of a UEFA Champions League title win and a UEFA Super Cup victory, Madrid look to finish off 2016 with another win as head coach Zinedine Zidane has his team playing at an unstoppable level.

Fresh from his fourth Ballon d'Or award, Ronaldo is fit and ready for Thursday's match.

But Zidane has confirmed that club captain Sergio Ramos will not be risked, as the Spanish international continues to train separately from the squad.

"The Club World Cup is a very important tournament for us so we have maintained our condition. It was a long journey to Japan and our players were tired, but we are now well-rested and fully prepared for tomorrow's match. The match comes as a good chance to share our excitement with our Japanese supporters as we're usually quite far apart," said Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid coach.

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