La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane - REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
CAIRO – 11 December 2017: Zinedine Zidane, coach of Real Madrid, has called all his players to travel to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where they will play the 2017 Club World Cup.
Among the injured players who have entered the Zidane squad are Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale. Madrid`s coach has only added one change, that of the youth goalkeeper Moha in the place of the injured Luca Zidane.
However, despite the fact that his name does not appear in principle among the 23 registered for the competition, Jesús Vallejo, Madrid`s defender, is in the Zidane squad and his participation in the tournament is not ruled out depending on the evolution of the French defender, Varane.
Varane and Bale will be tested in the two trainings that Real Madrid will perform before its first match on Wednesday against Al Jazira, to decide if they can be called in the semifinals.
The list of summoned are: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Moha, Dani Carvajal, Achraf, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Vallejo, Marcelo, Theo, Casemiro, Marcos Llorente, Kroos, Modric, Kovacic, Ceballos, Isco, Marco Asensio , Lucas Vázquez, Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Borja Mayoral.
Real Madrid will play their two Club World Cup games at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The first will be the semifinal of this Wednesday, December 13 against Al Jazira, champion of the United Arab Emirates league.
On Saturday, December 16, Real Madrid will play the third and fourth place match or the final depending on the result of the semifinal.