Official: Spain Announce Euro Squad
Spain coach Luis Enrique has announced his squad for the upcoming UEFA European Championship, but did not include any Real Madrid players.
The former FC Barcelona coach selected 24 names to represent Spain at the upcoming tournament but opted not to call up Sergio Ramos, who has made 180 appearances for his country.
The 35-year-old has featured for Spain in every major tournament since 2006, but only made five appearances for his club in 2021 due to prolonged injury issues.
“Ramos has not been able to compete this season, he has not been able to train with the group. I called him last night, it was difficult and hard,” Enrique explained his decision.
In addition, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was also not called up, while Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte did make the selection after recently switching nationality from French to Spanish.
Spain have been drawn in Group E, alongside Poland, Slovakia and Sweden, kicking off their tournament against the latter on 14 June.
Enrique could have named 26 players but opted to call only 24 names into his squad.
Here is Spain’s squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Unai Simón, David de Gea, Robert Sánchez
Defenders: José Gayà, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Llorente
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago Alcántara, Koke, Fabián Ruiz
Attackers: Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré, Pablo Sarabia