Zidane leaves Vallejo out of Madrid's Club World Cup squad

Real Madrid have not registered the central defender in the 23 players listed for next month's tournament. Moha Ramos will travel as third choice goalkeeper
Champions League Final: Real Madrid - Liverpool

Jesús Vallejo.

Real Madrid have omitted Jesús Vallejo from the list of players submitted to FIFA for next month's 2017 Club World Cup. The centre-back has been left out so that Moha Ramos could be included as third choice goalkeeper. All of the participating teams are now known after Copa Libertadores champions Grêmio became the final club to book their place last night. FIFA have now published the squad lists for all of the seven teams involved in the tournament, which takes place between 6 and 16 December in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

All teams are allowed to bring a maximum squad of 23 players to the tournament. Vallejo's absence and the inclusion of Moha was the standout in Zinedine Zidane's squad list as Madrid attempt to defend the trophy they won in Japan last year.

Madrid to debut on 13th December in Abu Dhabi

Under FIFA rules, in case of injury, squads can be modified up to 24 hours before the team's first game at the event. Real Madrid make their debut in the semi-finals on Wednesday 13th December, meeting the winners of the match between Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds and the team to emerge from the preliminary round tie between hosts Al Jazira and Auckland City. That game will be broadcast live in Spain by La1 (18:00 CET).

Lista de jugadores inscritos por el Real Madrid para el Mundial de Clubes 2017.

2017 Club World Cup match schedule

First round

# Date Time Game TV City
1 Wednesday 6.12.1. 18:00 Al Jazira-Auckland City TDP Al Ain

Second round

2 Saturday 9.12.17 14:00 Pachuca-Wydad TDP Abu Dhabi
3 Saturday 9.12.17 17:00 Winner Game 1-Urawa Red Diamonds TDP Abu Dhabi

Match to decide 5th place

4 Tuesday 12.12.17 15:00 Loser Game 2-Loser Game 3 TDP Al Ain


5 Tuesday 12.12.17 18:00 Gremio-Winner Game 2 TDP Al Ain
6 Wednesday 13.12.17 18:00 Winner Game 3-Real Madrid La 1 Abu Dhabi

Match to decide 3rd place

7 Saturday 16.12.17 15:00 Loser Game 5-Loser Game 6 Abu Dhabi


8 Saturday 16.12.17 18:00 Winner Game 5-Winner Game 6 Abu Dhabi

The matches in Al Ain will be played at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and those in Abu Dhabi at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.

Real Madrid's 23-man squad for the Club World Cup