Player refused due to permanent injuries
The coaching staff of the Spanish national team, led by Luis Enrique, announced the team’s request for European Championship 2020… Overboard was the defender of Real Madrid Sergio Ramos, who holds the record for the number of matches played by the national team. On account of his 180 games.
It is reported that the footballer himself refused to go to the tournament. In general, Luis Enrique did not include a single Real Madrid player in the application.
The Spanish mentor Luis Enrique explained why he chose only 24 players out of 26 possible. According to the specialist, at a tournament of this level, 18-19 players are usually used. Ramos, who has not yet fully returned to his previous level after his injuries, will continue his recovery course on the advice of the coach.
The Spanish national team in the group stage of Euro 2020 in Group E will play with the teams of Poland, Slovakia and Sweden. The first match against the Swedes will take place on June 14 at the Olympic Stadium in Seville.
List of 24 players called up for the Spanish national team:
- Goalkeepers : Unai Simon, De Gea, Robert Sanchez;
- Defenders : Gaia, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Laporte, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Azpilicueta, Marcos Llorente;
- Midfielders : Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago, Koke, Fabian;
- Forwards : Dani Olmo, Oyarzabal, Morata, Gerard Moreno, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Pablo Sarabia.