Sergio Ramos misses Real Madrid training ahead of Club World Cup final

The central defender opened the scoring against Cruz Azul in the Club World Cup semi-final but was later replaced due to a muscle injury

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos took no part in training on Thursday ahead of the European champions’ Fifa Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo on Saturday. 

Ramos scored the opening goal in Real’s 4-0 semi-final win over Mexican side Cruz Azul on Tuesday before later being replaced by Raphael Varane due to a muscle injury in his thigh.

He was not among the group of 21 players assembled at the Stade de Marrakech on Thursday morning as Carlo Ancelotti put his side through their paces before Saturday’s match. Instead, he remained at the team’s hotel base to take part in a recovery session. 

Despite the knock, Ramos is optimistic of recovering in time for the final. “I’m not in too much discomfort and hopefully it’s nothing serious,” he told the press on Tuesday. “I hope to play in the final. This the only competition I have yet to win.”

All Real’s other stars took part in the training session with Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema among those present.

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