The 2016 CAF Champions League winners will play J-League champions or a New Zealand side in the quarterfinals following draws made on Wednesday of the 2016 FIFA World Cup Cup to be held in Japan from December 8-18.
Zesco United, Mamelodi Sundowns, Wydad Casablanca and Zamalek are currently engaged in last leg semifinal ties this weekend in a battle for the African crown to be contested for in October and ultimately for that ticket to Japan.
The African champions await the preliminary round playoff J-League champions and Oceania champions Auckland City of New Zealand who meet on December 8.
Winner will face the CAF champions on December 11 in Osaka.
Victor from that quarterfinal tie will play South American Champions Club Atletico Nacional of Colombia in the semifinals on December 14 in Osaka.
The final will be played on December 18 in Yokohama while the third and fourth playoff will be a curtain-raiser earlier at the same venue.
Real Madrid will enter the fray at the semifinals where they await winner of the quarterfinal match involving Clube America of Mexico and Asian Champions who are yet to be decided.