Sergio Ramos announces retirement from Spain National Team

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Sergio Ramos announces retirement from Spain National Team
Sergio Ramos announces retirement from Spain National Team

Former Real Madrid captain and Spain legend Sergio Ramos has decided to finish his international career. On February 23, he announced his retirement from Spain National Team. Ramos said that the new coach of national team has informed that he is no longer in his plans. Spain’s new coach Luis de la Fuente has decided that he will not select Ramos regardless of his future performances.

Ramos announces retirment
Ramos announces retirment

The veteran defender announces his international retirement by posting on his social media account. Ramos wished that he could have played more for Spain and his journey with “La Roja” would have ended in a better way.

Ramos made 180 appearances for Spain and was a key player in their three consecutive major tournament triumphs between 2008 and 2012, including the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship. However, he was unable to add to his international honors as he was not selected for the Euro 2020 tournament, and his injury woes in the latter stages of his career made his retirement from the national team a logical decision.

Despite his retirement from international football, Ramos will always be remembered as one of Spain’s greatest ever players, and his legacy in the game will continue to inspire future generations of footballers.

The decline of Ramos’ international career started with the appointment of former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique as Spain’s coach. At that time, Ramos was struggling with injuries and was unfit most of the time. Even after recovering to his full strength and constantly starting for Paris Saint Germain, Ramos was left out of the national team by Luis Enrique, and also was not selected in Spain’s World Cup squad in Qatar last year.