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Could Sergi Roberto get World Cup 2018 call up?

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Sergi Roberto was left out of the Spain World Cup squad by manager Julen Lopetegui but there’s a chance he could be heading to Russia after all.

Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal was forced out of the Champions League final on Saturday with what looked like a hamstring injury, and his tears as he exited suggested he could miss the World Cup.

There’s been no official announcement as to how long Carvajal will be out for, but an injury this close to the competition will always provoke serious concern.

If Carvajal is ruled out then Lopetegui will have to call up another player, and Roberto is one of several options available to the Spain coach.

Spain have plenty of quality defenders not in the squad and he could also go for Hector Bellerin, Marc Bartra or even Marcos Alonso.

If Roberto does get the nod then it could be a busy old summer for the Barcelona star. He’s due to get married on Wednesday, and if he does end up going to Russia he may have to postpone his honeymoon.