Head coach of the Spanish national football team Luis Enrique recently named the 26-man squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar with no mention of Paris Saint-German's Sergio Ramos and Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara.
Sergio Ramos, the former Real Madrid defender, was part of the Spain squad which won the World Cup in 2010 and had been anticipating yet another appearance in his fifth tournament but missed the ticket to Qatar despite pleading Enrique to select him.
"I respect Enrique a lot. I can only continue playing and waiting. I hope to have the opportunity to participate in a new World Cup," Sergio Ramos said, last week.
However, Enrique rejected those pleas and selected a largely young group for the tournament.
Days after Spain announced its squad for the high-stake FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Spanish defender and PSG star Sergio Ramos has broken his silence after being snubbed by Spain for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
In an emotional Instagram post, Ramos talked about the World Cup and admitted that it was his big dream to represent the nation in what would have been his fifth appearance in the tournament, but unfortunately, he will have to watch it from the home.
"Last season was a tough one due to injuries and adapting to a new club and a new city. I devoted myself, body and soul to recovering and getting back to feeling the way I always have, guided by the objectives and ambitions one always sets for oneself," he wrote.
"Fortunately, I can say that this season I feel like myself again and am back enjoying football, playing for a great club in a great city like Paris. The World Cup was one of those big dreams I wanted to realise. It would have been my fifth, but unfortunately, I’ll have to watch it from my home," the 36-year-old added.
"Thank you for the support. There are plenty more challenges and goals ahead. See you soon. Wishing you the best. Vamos, EspaÃ±a! SR4," Ramos concluded.
Notably, Spain has been placed in Group E alongside Japan, Costa Rica and Germany in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.