Coach Luis Enrique Martinez has announced the Spain’s squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. There have been some controversial inclusions as well as exclusions in the Spain Squad for World Cup. The manager chose to stick with a familiar squad that he picked in his previous campaigns for Nations League and World Cup qualifiers. In choosing the current team, the former Barcelona coach has overlooked a few big names. Sergio Ramos, who has been a mainstay in the defence of La Roja has not been included in Spain Squad. Luis Enrique selected Eric Garcia and Laporte ahead of veteran Ramos. Here’s why Sergio Ramos is not selected in Spain World Cup 2022 Squad.
Sergio Ramos has made 180 appearances for Spanish National Team. He won a World Cup and two European championships with Spain. However, Ramos will not be there to join his teammates in their quest for a UEFA Nations League title.
Spain World Cup 2022 Squad
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Club), Robert Sanchez (Brighton), David Raya (Brentford)
Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Hugo Guillamon (Valencia), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodrigo (Manchester City), Gavi (Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Pedri (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid)
Forwards: Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Nico Williams (Athletic Club), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Pablo Sarabia (PSG), Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Ansu Fati (Barcelona)
Why Sergio Ramos is not selected in Spain’s squad for World Cup 2022 ?
In the beginning, Sergio Ramos was excluded form Spain squad due to injuries and inactivity. He also failed to get a place in Spain’s squad for Euro 2022. However, that’s not the case now. The playing time of Sergio Ramos in PSG has increased a lot. He has played in most of the games for the French club in this season and also looks in fine touch. Unlike the last season, the former Real Madrid defender has been playing consistently at Paris Saint-Germain.
The selections of Luis Enrique have always been quite controversial. He has been accused of an anti-Madrid bias in his selections. Enrique is inclined towards selecting those players who fit the profile and needs of his system. After his continuous omission from the Spain’s squad, Sergio Ramos failed to get a place in Spain’s squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. With his omission, he will be unable to make his fifth appearance in a World Cup.
Center-Backs in Spain World Cup 2022 Squad
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