Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is taking a 24-man squad to Munich for the 2019 Audi Cup, which will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Thibaut Courtois suffered an injury meaning he won’t be making the trip to Germany and will be on the sidelines for a month, while Casemiro, James Rodríguez and Éder Militão also sit out having just returned to training today following their extended holidays.
Federico Valverde, who was also given extended holidays, and did not participate in the Canada and United States tour, is included in the squad. Brahim Díaz, Ferland Mendy and Luka Jović are still recovering from their injuries and will stay in Madrid.
Gareth Bale, who’s future is uncertain after his move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning has been called off, is also missing from the squad.
The Whites will face Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the competition on Tuesday, and will play either Bayern or Fenerbahçe, in the final or the third-place game.
GOALKEEPERS: Keylor Navas, Andriy Lunin, Diego Altube.
DEFENDERS: Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Javi Hernández, Adrián De la Fuente, Miguel Gutiérrez.
MIDFIELDERS: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Isco, Jaime Seoane.
FORWARDS: Mariano Díaz, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius Jr., Eden Hazard, Rodrygo Goes, Takefusa Kubo.