Milan's squad flew out from Italy yesterday and Kaka said: "We are very motivated. Europe is our priority with the Champions League, but now we want to win this tournament. If we can, it would be a perfect year. Europe and the Champions League is more important and the Worlds is just an extra.

"We, however, have not forgotten the defeat of four years ago in Japan. I hope to return with the Cup, a trophy that so many players of Milan have missed out on."

Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti also said: "For this season, the Club World Championship is the priority. We'll do everything to win it, it will crown a vintage period for the club."