After Real Madrid won against Kashima Antlers in the tightly contested Final of the FIFA Club World Cup hosted by Japan, they have been crowned club world champions. To celebrate their triumph, the club has added the golden emblem to their Adidas playing kits. This is the fifth time that Real Madrid have been crowned world champions. Their most recent triumph was in the 2014 Club World Cup hosted by Morocco, when they defeated Argentinian club San Lorenzo.
Real Madrid entered the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup competition at the semi-final stage, as is customary with the winner of the European UEFA Champions League. They defeated Club America from Mexico by the score of 2-0 to qualify to the Final against Kashima Antlers, the national league champion of the host country. Karim Benzema scored on the 9th minute but Kashima Antlers equalised just before half-time through Shibasaki. Kashima Antlers then scored again in the second half through the same player, before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised in the 60th minute. The game went into extra time, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for a personal hat-trick which handed the prestigious trophy to Real Madrid. Real Madrid earned the right to be called World Champions until the upcoming tournament in December 2017 to be hosted by the United Arab Emirates.