Spain leave Sergio Ramos out of Euro 2020 2020 squad

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Spain’s captain Sergio Ramos has been left out of the squad for this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament by Luis Enrique. Ramos won the last of his 180 caps in March but his season at Real Madrid has been blighted by injury.

Aymeric Laporte has been included in a 24-man squad that includes no Real Madrid players, after he was cleared this month to switch nationality. The Manchester City defender was born in France and has represented that country at various age-group levels but is entitled to Spanish citizenship.

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“I’ve not included Ramos because he’s not been able to play much this season,” Enrique said. “Especially since January he’s not been fit enough, and at times not even training with the group at his club.

“It wasn’t easy, but I called him last night [Sunday] and we had a difficult and tough conversation. I feel bad as he’s a player who has always been at the top level and has a future with the national team. It’s a decision that I’ve taken for the good of the national team and the group as a whole.”

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