#SergioRamos

.Madrid, Spain
Sergio Ramos has played 671 games over 16 years for Real Madrid. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FabrizioRomano)

  • "I’ll come back here one day, I’m sure," Ramos said at his farewell press conference
  • The presser was attended by his family and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
  • Ramos joined Real Madrid from Seville in 2005

.Madrid, Spain
Real Madrid announced the news on their official website. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LigadeCampeones)

  • Real Madrid said there would be an "act of tribute and farewell" to Ramos 
  • The Spaniard joined Madrid from Sevilla in 2005
  • The 35-year-old has struggled with injuries this season

.Barcelona, Spain
Spain are placed with Sweden, Slovakia and Poland in Group E. (Photo credit: Twitter/SeFutbol)

  • Spain will face Sweden in their Euro 2020 opener 
  • The 2010 World Champions were knocked out in penalties against Russia in 2018
  • Koke, Rodri or Thiago Alcantara are expected to lead the team's midfield in Euro 2020

.Madrid, Spain
The entire Spanish Euro 2020 squad is currently in isolation. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SeFutbol)

  • Spain captain Sergio Busquets is in isolation since testing positive for COVID-19 on June 6
  • Spain have prepared a squad of 17 reserve players in case the outbreak spreads
  • Spain will play a major tournament without a Real Madrid player for the first time

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Zlatan Ibrahimovic came out of international retirement in March to represent Sweden in Euro 2020. (Photo credit: Twitter/@acmilan)

  • The delayed 2020 edition of the UEFA European Championship is all set to kick off on Friday
  • Italy will take on Turkey in the first group stage match
  • Some players miss out on the tournament through injury, a bad run of form

.Madrid, Spain
Sergio Ramos has struggled with injury this season and has featured just five times since the start of the year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SergioRamos)

  • "It was a very difficult decision but he has not been able to play this season," Spain coach Luis Enrique said
  • Enrique has instead called up Aymeric Laporte, who recently switched his football nationality
  • The absence of Ramos means there is not a single Madrid player in the Spain squad

.Madrid, Spain
Lionel Messi is the all-time El Clasico top scorer with 26 goals. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@fcbarcelona)

  • Barcelona and Real Madrid are second and third respectively in the La Liga standings
  • They are 1 and 3 points away from leaders Atletico Madrid respectively
  • The futures of respective club captains Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos are in doubt 

.Madrid, Spain
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool face an uphill task to qualify for next season's Champions League. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LFC)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he is not seeking revenge on Real Madrid for defeat in the 2018 Champions League
  • The sides meet for the first time since that clash on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final
  • Liverpool won the Champions League in 2019

.Madrid, Spain
How Madrid's veterans would fare against more polished opposition remains to be seen. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChampionsLeague)

  • Real Madrid on Tuesday beat Atalanta 3-1 to win the tie 4-1 on aggregate
  • Karim Benzema opened the scoring after a error from the Atalanta keeper
  • On his return from injury, Sergio Ramos slotted home a penalty

.Madrid, Spain
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos had long hiatus due to injury. (AFP Photo)

  • Ramos played an hour against Elche in La Liga on Saturday
  • The in-form Karim Benzema and midfielder Fede Valverde were also picked by Zinedine Zidane
  • Atalanta made three changes from the opening leg