See Spain Squad For Euro 2020 As Enrique Snubs Sergio Ramos. Luis Enrique does not select any Real Madrid players in his squad for Euro 2020.
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte included after switch of nationality; Iago Aspas, Jesus Navas and Sergio Canales among notable absentees
Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2020, with manager Luis Enrique opting to select no Real Madrid players in his 24-man squad.
The 35-year-old has struggled with muscle injures and a knee problem that required surgery, meaning he has only played once since March, when he was in the Real side that lost 2-0 to Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final, second-leg defeat at Stamford Bridge on May 5.
Spain will go into a major tournament for the first time in their history without any representatives from Real.
“It was a very difficult decision but [Ramos] has not been able to play this season and has hardly trained since January,” said Enrique.
“I called him yesterday [Sunday] – it was hard, difficult.
“I feel bad, because he is very professional and he helps the national team a lot. And he can still help it in the future. But I have to look for the best for the squad.”
Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga misses out on selection after seeing less game time at his club.
Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, Sevilla’s Navas and Canales of Real Betis are among the in-form La-Liga players to missout.
Enrique has only selected 24 players rather than the maximum 26-man squad allowed.
Spain Euro 2020 squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, David de Gea, Robert Sánchez.
Defenders: Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Llorente.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago Alcantara, Koke, Fabián Ruiz.
Forwards: Dani Olmo; Mikel Oyarzabal, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré, Pablo Sarabia.