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Ventura Alvarado and Club America lose FIFA Club World Cup third place match

Still plenty to play for in 2016.

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Atletico Nacional defeated Club America in a penalty shootout to clinch third place in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup at Japan’s International Stadium Yokohama.

The two teams finished regulation tied at 2-2. Miguel Borja scored the winning spot kick.

USMNT defender Ventura Alvarado started and was subbed out at halftime. The 24-year old is set to join Santos Laguna in the upcoming transfer window. After not playing for much of the year, he’s suddenly become a regular player for his club in the Club World Cup and the Liguilla Apertura.

America faces UANL in a two leg series on December 22nd and December 25th in their final matches of 2016.

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Real Madrid captured the 2016 Club World Cup with a 4-2 win over Kashima Antlers in extra time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick.

Final standings:

  1. Real Madrid
  2. Kashima Antlers
  3. Atletico Nacional
  4. Club America
  5. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
  6. Mamelodi Sundowns
  7. Auckland City