Injured Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois are not included in the club’s 22-man squad travelling to Morocco for the Club World Cup, published on Monday.
Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Eden Hazard and Lucas Vazquez are also unavailable because of injury problems.
Ballon d’Or winner Benzema suffered a thigh injury in Thursday’s win over Valencia in La Liga and had to be substituted, continuing a season disrupted by fitness problems.
The 35-year-old forward missed France’s World Cup defence because of injury and subsequently retired from international duty.
Courtois also suffered a thigh problem while warming up before Madrid’s 1-0 defeat by Real Mallorca on Sunday.
Record four-time champions Los Blancos face Egyptian side Al Ahly on Wednesday in the Club World Cup semi-final, before a prospective final on Saturday.
Real Madrid have endured many injury issues this season, with David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni only recently returning from spells out.
In today’s match Tuesday, February 7th Brazilian side Flamengo will take on Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia.
Four years after their meeting in the Club World Cup, both teams will once again go toe to toe in the same competition as they hope to secure their place in the final.
While Flamengo got their spot in the semis automatically, Al-Hilal struggled to secure a win over WAC Casablanca and they only managed to win after penalties. The Brazilian team is clearly better on paper and we have little doubt that they will win this match, but we also expect them to lead at half time.