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Carlo Ancelotti provides triple Real Madrid injury update before Club World Cup final

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has provided updates the fitness of a trio of members of his squad.

Los Blancos, of course, are currently in the midst of final preparations for the Club World Cup final.

After making short work of Egyptian giants Al Ahly on Wednesday, the European champions have turned their attentions towards Saturday’s finale showpiece, when they will go head-to-head with Al-Hilal for the title of world football’s greatest club.

Boss Carlo Ancelotti, in turn, spoke to the awaiting media on Thursday.

And, as alluded to above, in the process, the Italian tactician went on to provide an insight into the wellbeing of three key members of his ranks.

First, after the pair sat out against Al Ahly owing to injury, Ancelotti confirmed that both Karim Benzema and Eder Militao are in line for late fitness tests, to establish their status for the weekend:

Thibaut Courtois, on the other hand, has been ruled out, after picking up a fresh problem whilst warming up for Real’s shock defeat to RCD Mallorca last weekend.

The Belgian’s return has instead been pencilled in for next weekend, when Los Merengues make the trip to El Sadar for a La Liga meeting with Osasuna.

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