Sergio Ramos axed from Spain’s, Euro 2020 squad
Sergio Ramos, who has won the World Cup and two European Championship titles, will not be at the 2021 tournament with Luis Enrique making the brave decision to leave out the nation's talisman as well as all Real Madrid players.
Brighton’s Robert Sanchez, Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte and Wolves’ Adama Traore have been included in his 24-man squad.
Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2020, taking place in the summer of 2021, making it the first time the defender has not been in the squad since Euro 2004.
The 35-year-old won the last of his 180 caps in March, but his season at Real Madrid has been blighted by injury and he has played just seven times for the La Liga club this calendar year.
Spain boss Luis Enrique revealed his Spain squad player by player in a press conference on Monday with Aymeric Laporte getting called up after he switched allegiances from France to Spain earlier this month.
There are no Real Madrid players in his squad and Enrique has left two spaces unoccupied, even with Ramos not making the cut.
“It was a very difficult decision but Ramos has not been able to compete or train very much recently,” Enrique told reporters.
He Further added: ‘I would have like Ramos to be in the squad but I did not think it was viable because he has practically been unable to compete.’
SPAIN SQUAD IN FULL
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez
Defenders: Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Jose Gaya, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Llorente
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago, Koke, Fabian Ruiz
Forwards: Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pablo Sarabia