Messi and Ronaldo To Share World Cup Record Leaving Ramos Fuming


Sergio Ramos is set to miss out on making history at the World Cup, as he continues to be snubbed by Spain boss Luis Enrique, while Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are expected to make it to Qatar, reports Mirror.

Making more history

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are on course to make even more history this November when they play at their fifth World Cup.

The two ageing superstars, 35 and 37 respectively, have dominated the past 15 years of world football and each made their first World Cup bows in 2006. But another stalwart of the modern game, Sergio Ramos, isn’t set to boast the same feat on his CV once this winter’s tournament takes place in Qatar.

Having played at the same four tournaments as Messi and Ronaldo, Ramos now finds himself firmly out of the Spain squad and is unlikely to receive a call-up from Luis Enrique in November.

Having proven his fitness this season after 11 games for Paris Saint-Germain, the 36-year-old defender was left extremely disappointed after Enrique snubbed him once again this month for La Roja’s final two matches before the World Cup, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Last call-up for Spain

Ramos’ last call-up for Spain came in March 2021, whilst he was still at Real Madrid. The veteran centre-back remains the most capped player in his nation’s history, racking up 180 appearances over his illustrious international career which includes one World Cup and two European Championship winners’ medals.

In a late glimmer of hope for Ramos, Enrique last week admitted that he still has a chance of appearing at his fifth World Cup. “The [door] is not closed to any Spanish player that is available for selection. I don’t know the percentage of these players which will be at the World Cup” the ex- Barcelona boss stated.

Messi and Ronaldo, meanwhile, are shoo-ins to be called up by Argentina and Portugal respectively. Barring any unfortunate injuries, they’re expected to join the prestigious group of players who’ve featured at five World Cups alongside Mexico ‘s ever-present 36-year-old midfielder, Andres Guardado.

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Source: Mirror


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