20 names appear on the list of players headed to Austria for today’s friendly against Bull Salzburgo, played tonight at 7pm. Having omitted James, Bale and Mariano, Zidane has made his intentions crystal clear.
Kubo and Rodrygo are also staying home to move into their player roles at Castilla under the direction of Raul while the only other Castilla player, De la Fuente, will travel to Austria with the first team.
Jovic and Courtois, having recovered from injury, will be joining the team tonight as well as Casemiro and Militao, who are returning from international duty with Brazil.
Modric will be staying home to rest. Mendy is also in recovery and will not travel nor will the injured Asensio.
While last winter’s signing, Brahim, is rumored to stay at the club, he has been, nevertheless, cut from today’s squad for unknown reasons.