Carvajal to miss World Cup?

Real Madrid and Spain right-back Dani Carvajal could miss the World Cup after reportedly suffering a hamstring injury in the Champions League Final.

Carvajal left the field in tears just before the midway point of Madrid’s 3-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday, and Marca claims the defender suffered ‘a muscle injury in his right hamstring’.

The 26-year-old also pulled up during the Champions League Final between Los Blancos and Atletico in 2016, which forced him to miss that summer’s European Championship.

It would mark a third blow in 2017-18 for Carvajal, who missed two months of the season with a heart problem and picked up a thigh injury against Bayern Munich last month.

Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto is the favourite to come into La Roja’s squad as a right-back reinforcement, with Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin another candidate.

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