Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos has been shockingly left out of Spain squad for the delayed Euro2020.
Ramos, who had an injury troubled season and played only seven games for Madrid in 2021, was omitted and replaced by Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte who switched allegiance to Spain weeks ago.
“It hasn’t been easy to leave him out of the squad. I spoke to him on the phone last night, it was really difficult. It’s a difficult decision. He hasn’t had a good run of games since January,” head coach Luis Enrique on Ramos’s omission.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta was deservedly but unexpectedly called up while there is no space for out of favour goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Spain are drawn in Group E with Sweden, Slovakia and Poland.
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), David De Gea (Manchester United) & Roberto Sanchez (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Defenders: Jose Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric Garcia (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds United), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) & Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Pedri (FC Barcelona), Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Koke (Atletico Madrid) &Fabian Ruiz (Napoli)
Forwards: Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers) & Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain)
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