Benzema, Courtois To Miss Real Madrid’s Fifa Club World Cup Semi-Final Against Al Ahly

Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti has a selection headache for the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final with Egypt’s Al Ahly on Wednesday.

This is because he’ll miss several crucial players because of injuries.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, forward Karim Benzema and defenders Eder Militao, Lucas Vazquez, and Ferland Mendy didn’t make the trip to Morocco on Monday.

But the first three may be available for places in a possible final on Saturday if Real Madrid advance. Vazquez and Mendy have been out for several games with long- term injuries.

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But Benzema and Militao, who were substituted with leg injuries in Real Madrid’s La Liga win against Valencia on Thursday, aren’t anticipated to be sidelined for too long.

Courtois, who suffered a groin injury during the warm-up for Sunday’s surprise defeat at Real Mallorca, doesn’t have a long- term problem going by medical examinations on Monday.

Courtois, Benzema, and Militao will stay in Madrid for treatment but are anticipated to join their teammates in Rabat thereafter in the week if their treatment goes as planned.

Real Madrid are floundering recently, having won only one of their last three La Liga matches, allowing FC Barcelona to extend their lead at the top of the standings to eight points.

They’ve to worry about all the injuries and a packed schedule over the coming many weeks.

The FIFA Club World Cup is hastily followed by a UEFA Champions League clash with Liverpool and Copa del Rey showdown against FC Barcelona, as well as further La Liga matches.

But Coach Carlo Ancelotti says they will go for glory on all fronts.

Howbeit, the Italian encouraged the authorities to look at fixture scheduling in the future for the sake of player well-being


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