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Spain “still considering” Sergio Ramos for 2021 Olympics

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The defender could feature in the 2021 UEFA Euro and the Olympic Games, according to Spain coach Luis de la Fuente.

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos wanted to compete both in the 2020 UEFA Euro and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and that possibility is still being considered even though both tournaments were postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s what Luis de la Fuente, who will coach the Spanish national team in Tokyo, said to the press this Monday.

“Yes, we’re still considering players like Sergio [Ramos] or Jordi Alba for Tokyo. It makes me proud that those players, who have won everything, want to be with us. I think we will have to wait for the right time to make the final decision, because many things can happen in eight months. I cannot speculate about whether Ramos or any other player will come, it’s pointless,” said De La Fuente when asked about the matter.

The fact that Ramos is 34 years old and wants to feature in two different tournaments during the summer could be problematic for Real Madrid down the road, given that he might not be fresh for the start of next season.

Still, there’s no guarantee that he will be a Real Madrid player when the 2021-2022 campaign kicks off, so Los Blancos will have to sort that out before worrying about whether Ramos features in those tournaments or not.