Euro 2020: Sergio Ramos is not included in Spain's squad.
Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain's Euro 2020 squad by Luis Enrique.
Ramos, a 35-year-old Real Madrid centre-back, has been out of action since the end of March due to injury.
Enrique has chosen no Real Madrid stars for this summer's postponed tournament due to his absence.
Fifa recently accepted Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte's switch from France to Spain, and he is included in the 24-man squad.
Enrique named 10 Premier League players, including Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, Leeds United defender Diego Llorente, and Wolves forward Adama Traore.
Ramos featured for Spain in the World Cup qualifiers in March, when he was substituted during a draw with Greece and came on late in a 3-1 victory over Kosovo.
His only game for Real Madrid since then came on May 5 in a Champions League semi-final second-leg loss to Chelsea as he was out due to injury.
That was only his fifth appearance for the Madrid giant this season.
"It was a very difficult decision but he [Ramos] has not been able to play this season and has hardly trained since January," said Enrique.
"I called him yesterday [Sunday] - it was hard, difficult.
"I feel bad, because he is very professional and he helps the national team a lot. And he can still help it in the future. But I have to look for the best for the squad."
In a social media post, Ramos expressed his disappointment at not being able to represent Spain at the Euros, but expressed his hope that the team will have a "perfect" tournament and that he would be "another fan cheering on from home."
I have fought and worked every day, in body and soul, to be able to reach 100% for Real Madrid and the national team but things don’t always work out the way we’d like.— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 24, 2021
Luis Enrique had the chance to name a 26-man squad but opted for the normal 24 after Uefa made the move to reduce the workload on players after a club season that was shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The tournament will take place between June 11 and July 11, after being postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Along with Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden, Spain is in Group E.