The training ground of Valdebebas is empty these days because most of the players joined their national teams to play the last games of the qualifications for the World Cup. Now we want to summarize their situation and their option to go to Russia.
Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio, Nacho Fernández and Isco Alarcón are the ones joining the Spanish national team in a strange atmosphere after the illegal referendum in Catalunya with Gerard Piqué voting and agitating the public. Spain need 4 points in their games against Albania and Israel to secure the first spot ahead of Italy. Dani Carvajal is injured and he didn’t join the group.
Luka Modric is one of the most important players of this national team. They play against Finland at home and Ukraine away. They need to win both games because they are tied with Iceland. Mateo Kovacic is still injured so he misses these crucial clashes.
Gareth Bale won’t play with Wales after missing the last game against Espanyol. He still has physical problems and he has left the group. Wales are four points behind Serbia and only one point ahead of Ireland. They will play in Georgia and host Ireland.
Keylor Navas can be secure that his national team won’t miss the appointment in Russia. They only need a point and they play against Honduras at home and Panama away.
They already have their ticket for Russia. Toni Kroos plays against Northern Ireland away and Azerbaiyan away.
They only need a victory. The French team plays against Bulgaria away and Belarus at home. Raphael Varane has been called to help the team.
Casemiro is the only Real Madrid player in Tite’s list because Marcelo is still injured. They are qualified and they played against Bolivia away and Chile at home.
Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s captain and they have two tough games to try to lead the group. They face Andorra away and Switzerland at home. The Swiss team has three points of advantage.