Football: Vazquez and Kovacic Out Through Injury for Real Madrid

Madrid, December 29 (QNA) -Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez and Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic will be sidelined for an undetermined period because of injuries sustained during the Club World Cup, Their club Real Madrid said today. .

Madrid issued the medical reports on Thursday, 11 days after the team defeated Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 in added time in the tournament final. AP reported today that the report said Vazquez has a muscle injury in his right leg, while Kovacic twisted a ligament in his left ankle.

Both players had earned a place in Zinedine Zidane' starting 11, with Vazquez taking over from Gareth Bale after the Wales forward injured his right ankle in late November.

Madrid's next match is at home to Sevilla in the first leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie on January 4.

Source: Qatar News Agency