Spain coach Luis Enrique has announced his squad for the Euro 2020 tournament, which was postponed last summer and will begin next month, and Sergio Ramos has been left out.
Enrique opted to name just 24 players, instead of the 26 allowed due to effects of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving out Ramos.
The former Barcelona coach suggested that 35-year-old Ramos has sustained an injury that influenced the decision to leave him out of the Spain squad.
“The Aymeric Laporte decision has nothing to do with the Ramos situation,” Enrique said.
“He is a top player, can help our national team a lot, plays at one of the best clubs in history.
“Please don’t mix Ramos not being in the squad with call-ups for others.
“I’d have liked him to be here, to have recovered.”
Spain Euro 2020 squad
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
Forwards: Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pablo Sarabia