File- Ramos in action during the game against Norway, photo courtesy of Marca File- Ramos in action during the game against Norway, photo courtesy of Marca

Ramos proud of personal record with Spain

Sun, Oct. 13, 2019
CAIRO – 13 October 2019: Spanish national team captain, Sergio Ramos, set a new national team record on Saturday night against Norway at UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

The Spanish defender became the Spanish international with the most caps as he wore La Roja jersey during 168 games.

“Reaching 168 is a reward and a merit, it gives me tremendous pride.I get excited every time I wear this shirt and that does not change and I hope to do it many more years." Ramos said after the game.

The Spanish national team had a chance to secure their qualification to the tournament as they were leading the game 1-0 thanks to a goal by Saul Niguez but a late draw for Norway meant that Spain have to wait.

Ramos commented on the draw, saying “They took advantage in the final minutes. It was important to try to qualify today in order to feel calmer."

Ramos became a key defender at La Roja since 2005 when he represented Spain for the first time against China in a friendly game, ended with a 3-0 win for the European side.

One year later, he was named at the squad participating at 2006 World Cup in Germany where Spain were knocked out of the tournament from the round of 16 against France.

This elimination from the big competitions was Ramos’ last one with Spain till 2014 as the Spanish team dominated the game and won two consecutive European titles as well as their most prestigious title, 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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