Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was suddenly met with sad news before taking the plane to Rabat to participate in the World Cup for Club. Six of his players could be absent from the semi-final match against Al-Ahly Club due to injuries. The most concerning of these injuries is the one suffered by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, which could be a muscle injury in the thigh. Other players who may be absent from the match include Eden Hazard, Ferland Mendy, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, and Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid have won the World Club Cup on four previous occasions, in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. They have also had four official confrontations with Arab teams, all of which ended in victory for Madrid. In 2001, they faced the titleonlygreat king of Africa titleonly, Al-Ahly, in a friendly match at the Cairo International Stadium, resulting in a historic defeat for Madrid, with a clean goal scored by the obscure Nigerian Sunday.
Real Madrid’s semi-final match against Al-Ahly Club is a crucial one, as they seek to win their fifth World Club Cup title. While they face the risk of losing some of their most authoritative players due to injuries, they will be hoping to replicate the success they have had in the past with Arab teams.
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