Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has ruled out the duo of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez from the LaLiga fixture against Eibar on Saturday.

It means Bale and Rodriguez will now return after the international break where both players have been called up by their countries despite the muscle problems.

The pair have started individual fitness programmes but will not be considered for selection until they can complete full training sessions alongside the rest of the first team.

“They haven’t been fit enough to play,” Zidane said at Friday’s pre-match news conference.

“If they’re going to go [away on international duty], they’re going to go. They’ve got five or six days to see if they’re fit enough to play for their country. They’re not fit enough to play on Saturday.

TODAYNigeria News website for Nigerians

WXYZ — Long URL shortener with traffic stats

NotepadText editor that allows real-time collaboration


CTR CalculatorClick Through Rate calculator for ads and website performance

Word Counter — Word counter for journalists, students, writers, researchers

Text Case Changer — Change text between uppercase and lowercase

Byte Transfer — Secure file sharing and transfer service

News Nigeria — Nigeria and world news website

Jobs NigeriaJobs and recruitment website

Grammar Checker — A tool used to check sentences or articles for grammatical errors

“They haven’t trained with the team. They’ve been training a little but not at the same pace as their team-mates. If players aren’t training with their team-mates they can’t play.

“They’re not injured right now.”

Wales winger Bale, 30, has not played a single minute since a Euro 2020 qualifier close to a month ago, while 28-year-old midfielder James has missed Madrid’s past three matches.

Sports Nigeria — General sports news website

Project Topics & Materials — University and other tertiary institutions' final year projects

Explore Nigeria — Everything Nigeria and Nigerian

International Parcel Tracking — International parcel tracking system for all postal services

World Clock — World Clock lets you quickly find times around the world.

WHOIS LookupWhois domain name service to search the whois database for information

Bitcoin Converter — See the live Bitcoin price with this Bitcoin calculator

Time Zone Converter — Time Zone Converter converts times instantly as you type

Tetris Game — Rediscover the world-famous Tetris game you know and love.

Spinbot — A tool for rewriting articles or sentences

⬇️ Get the latest Real Madrid Live scores, commentary, results and stats on the Futaa Live App, with over 1000 teams, 100+ leagues and the lowest data usage. Download it now at the Google Play store, it’s only 3mb!