Club World Cup: Why Is Courtois Not Playing Today For Real Madrid Against Al Ahly?


Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois has no muscle injury, according to the MRI scan he underwent on Tuesday morning at the Valdebebas training complex, which confirmed that his ailment is an overload in his left abductor, which would not prevent him from playing in the final of the Club World Cup on Saturday if ‘Los Blancos’ beat Al Ahly in the semi-finals.

Is Courtois playing for Real Madrid vs Al Ahly?

Carlo Ancelotti received good news from Madrid in Rabat. Courtois’ MRI scan confirmed the good feelings before the trip. The Belgian goalkeeper misses the semi-finals of the Club World Cup due to a muscle overload, which prevented him from playing in Mallorca, but he could be fit to join the team on Thursday.

Real Madrid are struggling lately, 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 have to worry about all the injuries and a packed schedule over the next few weeks.

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

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

However, the Italian urged the authorities to look at fixture scheduling in the future for the sake of player welfare.

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