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Cristiano Ronaldo delighted as Real Madrid set to field 'BBC' vs. Al Jazira

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is pleased that Real Madrid's "BBC" strikeforce could be back together in Wednesday's Club World Cup semifinal.

Gareth Bale, who has played only 30 minutes since late September because of muscle problems, is set to feature against Al Jazira in Abu Dhabi, with Karim Benzema also available again.

The "BBC" last started in April's Clasico against Barcelona, and Ronaldo told beIN SPORTS: "I like for there to be a full squad, not just with Karim and Bale.

"I like for there to be no injuries -- it is a good sign that we are all together and that the squad is very good.

"They are two forwards, like me, but there are other important players too, in midfield and defence.

"Others who have played less who will maybe get a chance at the Club World Cup. It will be nice for the BBC to play together again."

Ronaldo has won the Club World Cup three times, twice with Madrid and once with Manchester United, and said: "It is an important date for us, a Club World Cup.

"Obviously it is a pleasure to play in it, as you can only do so after winning the Champions League. We are not just coming here for a stroll, but to win it as it is a tournament which Madrid likes a lot.

"We are going for our sixth title. I have had the chance to win the Club World Cup with Real Madrid and also with Manchester United. It is a competition I like a lot.

"What I like is to win, and if it is possible to score and help the team to win another trophy."

Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan


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