Spain Defender Carvajal Likely to Miss World Cup
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Real Madrid and Spain right-back Dani Carvajal could miss the 2018 World Cup after 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’.
It would mark a third blow in 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 favorite to come into La Roja’s squad as a right-back reinforcement, with Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin another candidate.
Spain is Iran’s rival in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Julen Lopetegui’s team will face Team Melli on June 20 at the Kazan Arena in Kazan.