Spain's Carvajal hopeful to play at FIFA World Cup

28 May 2018, 08:00 PM
Spain's Carvajal hopeful to play at FIFA World Cup
Spain's Carvajal hopeful to play at FIFA World Cup

Spanish defender Dani Carvajal is still in contention to participate at the FIFA World Cup in Russia despite injuring his hamstring playing for Real Madrid against Liverpool at the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

A tearful Carvajal had to be substituted during the Champions League final in Kiev, prompting fears the right-back would miss this summer's tournament, which starts from June 14.

However, after undergoing medical tests with his club Real Madrid, a statement released by the national team on Monday indicated the 26-year-old will remain with the squad.

"Carvajal this morning underwent medical tests with his club, with the doctors of the Spanish national team present," the statement read.

"The tests showed an injury in the hamstring of the right thigh. He will begin the recovery process of this injury with the medical group of the national team, who will stay in close contact with his club."

Spain will take part in friendlies against Switzerland and Tunisia on June 3 and 9 respectively.

Their first FIFA World Cup match will be against Portugal on June 15.

First Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 07:56 PM
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