Sergio Ramos was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad announcement, which was devoid of surprises..
The Paris Saint-Germain defender was not included in Luis Enrique’s 26-man squad, despite being on La Roja’s provisional 55-man list.
Ramos was previously omitted from Euro 2020 due to an injury-plagued final season at Real Madrid, with his last international cap coming against Kosovo in March 2021 in Qatar 2022 qualifying..
However, given his improved form and fitness at PSG, as well as his leadership, there was a chance the 36-year-old would have been invited back into the fold for a fifth World Cup..
Luis Enrique ultimately stuck with the players he used during Spain’s Nations League campaign.
One surprise was the absence of Inigo Martinez at center-back, where Hugo Guillamon was preferred.
Thiago, the Liverpool midfielder, was not recalled, but Ansu Fati returned despite starting only five games for Barcelona this season..
Spain squad in full:
David Raya (Brentford), Robert Sanchez (Brighton and Hove Albion), Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao); Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jose Gaya (Valencia), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Hugo Guillamon (Valencia), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Pau Torres (Villarreal); Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Paris Saint-Germain), Gavi (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Pedri (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City); Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Ansu Fati (Barcelona), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal), Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain), Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao).
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