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Five Real Madrid players could be involved in repechage for 2018 FIFA World Cup

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And they’d miss games for Real Madrid if it happens.

Real Madrid v Espanyol - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Raphael Varane and Mateo Kovacic could all be involved in two more games with their countries in order to fight for a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup if they don’t clinch a spot next week.

What’s worse for Madrid is that only a few days after those potential matches Los Blancos will be visiting Atletico de Madrid in what could be a crucial match in the race for La Liga title, meaning that the players involved could be tired when the Madrid Derby is played.

Furthermore, Gareth Bale could try to recover from his hamstring injury in time for that tie if Wales can’t qualify to the World Cup next week, so the club fears that Bale could try to rush his recovery process, something that could very well lead to another injury knowing that attacker has a somewhat worrying history of injuries on his muscles.