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 By Nick Ames

Club World Cup preview: Real Madrid and Club America head to Japan

The FC crew evaluate Gianni Infantino's proposal to expand the Club World Cup to 32 teams and hold the tournament in the summer.

The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup begins Thursday in Japan, with seven teams from around the globe vying for the title, which will be handed out Dec. 17. ESPN FC's Nick Ames profiles the competing clubs and what to watch for over the 10-day tournament.

Here's the match schedule, with Kashima Antlers facing Auckland City in the playoff round on Dec. 8.

Real Madrid

First game: vs. Jeonbuk Motors or Club America, Dec. 15

Who are they? Champions League holders, leaders of La Liga by six points and...

 By John Duerden

Choi Kang-hee and Jeonbuk make history in Asian Champions League

Jeonbuk Motors clinched the 2016 Asian Champions League with victory over Al Ain at the weekend.

When Jeonbuk Motors exited the 2015 Asian Champions League at the quarterfinal stage thanks to a last-gasp Gamba Osaka goal, coach Choi Kang-hee returned to South Korea and promised to start preparations for the 2016 edition.

Spurred on by the loss, almost as painful as a penalty shootout defeat in the 2011 final against Al Sadd, Jeonbuk went shopping in order to build what was called a "double squad" -- one with options in every position.

And on Saturday Nov. 26, it paid dividends as Kyo-Won Han,...