Spain right-back Dani Carvajal fit for World CupMay 29, 2018
Dani Carvajal has been declared fit to play for Spain at the World Cup, as per Marca.
The Real Madrid right-back was doubtful after been taken off midway through the first-half during the Champions League final against Liverpool at the weekend.
Fearing the worst, the 26-year-old burst into tears, but he will be on the plane to Russia next month.
Carvajal finally reaches major tournament
Having failed to make the final 23-man squad in Brazil four years ago, this would be his first World Cup.
Carvajal has not had the best luck when it comes to European finals, having previously been forced off when Real Madrid faced Atletico Madrid in 2016. The injury meant he missed Spain’s European Championship campaign that year.
The latest setback came after the right-back tried to backheel a pass and it appeared that he had aggravated his hamstring.
He’s been unlucky with injuries this season as a bout with pericarditis, as reported by Marca, forced him out of action for two months. He also missed the first leg of Madrid’s semi-final clash against Bayern Munich.
No replacement needed
With Spain manager Julen Lopetegui already naming his final 23-man squad, he could have only called upon one of the seven reserves, if Carvajal had to withdraw.
This would made Marc Bartra the most likely replacement, despite being a centre-back by trade.
Yet, thankfully for the head coach and Carvajal, the Los Blancos full-back is fit and raring to go.