Carvajal fit for World Cup?

Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal could be fit to participate in Spain’s World Cup campaign after reportedly avoiding a hamstring tear.

Carvajal’s place in the Spain squad was thrown into doubt after he limped off in tears during Madrid’s 3-1 win against Liverpool in the Champions League Final on Saturday.

It quickly emerged that the defender picked up a hamstring problem, prompting rumours Sergi Roberto or Hector Bellerin could replace him on the plane to Russia.

However, renowned journalists Fernando Burgos and Alexis Martin-Tamayo – the latter better known on Twitter as MisterChip – claims tests have shown only a ‘grade-II injury’, which should take ‘2-3 weeks’ to recover, and not a tear.

The 26-year-old also suffered an injury during the 2016 Champions League Final, which ultimately ruled him out of Euro 2016.

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