Sergio Ramos dropped from Spain Euro Squad by Luis Enrique
National team coach Luis Enrique announced his group for the tournament, which was postponed last summer and will begin next month.
Real Madrid defender Ramos, who captains his club and has often captained the national side, was omitted.
Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, each coach was granted a 26-man allowance for their Euros squad.
Enrique, however, opted to name just 24 players, leaving out Ramos.
The former Barcelona coach in fact decided against including any players from Real Madrid.
Twenty-year-old Manchester City centre-back Eric Garcia, who has made just 12 appearances for the Premier League champions across all competitions this season, and team-mate Aymeric Laporte, who has had an injury-hit campaign, both got the nod over Ramos.
Enrique suggested that 35-year-old Ramos, an unused substitute in Real Madrid’s season-closing win against Villarreal on Saturday, has sustained an injury that influenced the decision to leave him out of the Euros squad.
“The Aymeric Laporte decision has nothing to do with the Ramos situation,” Enrique said.
“[Ramos] is a top player, can help our national team a lot, plays at one of the best clubs in history.
“Please don’t mix Ramos not being in the squad with call-ups for others.
“I’d have liked him to be here, to have recovered.”
Spain Euro 2020 squad
David De Gea