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Al Jazira’s Romarinho Relishing Real Madrid Test

Al Jazira forward Romarinho is relishing the chance to take on Real Madrid in the semi-final of the World Club Championship in the UAE this week. Al Jazira face the European champions on Wednesday evening.

The forward was part of the Corinthians squad that won the 2012 World Club title and after playing a significant part in the 1-0 win over Urawa Red Diamonds on Saturday, the Brazilian spoke to FIFA.com about the clash with Real.

“I only played 15 minutes but it was an incredible experience. We were champions there in Yokohama,” he said of winning the tournament with Timão. “Today, it's a totally different thing.

“We're going to play a semifinal against Real Madrid. I play a more important role in the side – I score and I set up goals for my team-mates. I can only thank god for this opportunity.

“I help the team as much as I can. Sure my contribution is important but the whole team deserves this celebration. We are a young team but with a strong personality."

Brazilian side Grêmio play Mexico’s Pachuca in the other semi-final on Tuesday.


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