Real Madrid forsake LaLiga to play in the Club World Cup
In the early hours of Sunday morning the Real Madrid squad set off towards Abu Dhabi, with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, as they look to win their third consecutive FIFA Club World Cup title.
Bale is currently from an ankle injury which he suffered in last Wednesday’s Champions League annihilation to CSKA.
Benzema fell off harmed against Rayo Vallecano and both are considered doubts for Madrid’s debut in the competition on Wednesday.
Nacho Fernandez and Mariano Diaz, who are both ruled out of the tournament though injury, and in addition the returning Casemiro and Sergio Reguilon.
On Wednesday they’ll make their debut against Kashima Antlers in the second semi-last.
The full Real Madrid squad is as follows: Courtois, Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Carvajal, Odriozola, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Vallejo, Javi Sánchez, Marcelo, Reguilón, Casemiro, Marcos Llorente, Kroos, Modric, Fede Valverde, Ceballos, Isco, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius, Bale Mariano and Benzema.