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Real Madrid new signing Mbappe likely to miss France’s fixture vs Canada

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Earlier this week, Real Madrid confirmed the much-anticipated news of Kylian Mbappe’s signing on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old French superstar has agreed to sign a five-year contract that will run until the summer of 2029.

Mbappe’s presentation, however, will have to wait until next month as he is currently away on international duty for France, with the UEFA Euro 2024 coming up.

Before the tournament begins though Les Bleus are warming up with a couple of friendly encounters, one of which was played earlier this week against Luxembourg while they face Canada tomorrow.

Mbappe likely to miss Canada clash

However, according to Le Parisien, Kylian Mbappe is likely to miss France’s friendly encounter against Canada at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.

The French superstar missed training today, along with Real Madrid teammate Aurelien Tchouameni, who is currently recovering from an injury.

Mbappe could miss France vs Canada. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Even though the forward’s absence was considered a precaution, Didier Deschamps is unlikely to risk the 25-year-old attacker against Canada tomorrow night.

But the report does add that there are no worries about Mbappe’s presence in the Euros which will start next week.

The captain of France, Mbappe has already won the FIFA World Cup but is yet to lift the European Championships, something that he is targeting this summer.

Both Mbappe and Tchouameni will not play against Canada tomorrow night but there are chances that his new Real Madrid teammate Eduardo Camavinga could feature while Ferland Mendy might also get some minutes.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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