By Mukwuzi Joseph
Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2020.
The Real Madrid captain, 35, has endured an injury-plagued campaign and has started just 15 La Liga matches this season.
His omission is nevertheless a surprise, considering that he has made 180 appearances for the Spain national team, winning one World Cup and two European Championship titles.
It is the first time Ramos has not been named in a Spain squad for a major tournament since Euro 2004.
Ramos’ omission means this is the first time that Spain will travel to a major tournament without a Real Madrid player in their squad.
The full Spain Euro 2020 squad
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, David de Gea, Robert Sanchez;
Defenders: Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Llorente;
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago, Koke, Fabian;
Forwards: Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pablo Sarabia.