This Monday the news was known that Luis Enrique decided not to summon Sergio Ramos to play the next European Championship with the Spanish National Team since he is not in optimal physical condition. The absence of the Real Madrid defender opens a big question: who are the stars who will not play the tournament?
Sergio Ramos (Spain)
Ramos' lack of matches due to injury appears to have been a contributing factor and Aymeric Laporte has been called up in his place. Since January 14, he has played three games for Real Madrid.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
After a remarkable comeback in the Swedish national team, Ibrahimovic will miss the European Championship this summer due to a knee injury. The Sweden icon has represented his country 118 times, scoring 62 goals, and after a five-year hiatus, soccer fans around the world were excited for his return.
Erling Haaland (Norway)
Norway was eliminated in the semi-finals of the qualifying play-off against Serbia. The Borussia Dortmund forward scored six goals in ten matches played in the qualifying stage.
Virgil Van Dijk (Netherlands)
The 29-year-old defender suffered a serious knee injury last October playing for Liverpool in the Premier League and has since missed the entire season. He has yet to represent his country in a major competition.
Jan Oblak (Slovenia)
That one of the best goalkeepers in the world isn't part of Euro 2020 is a real shame. Slovenia hasn't qualified for a tournament since the 2010 World Cup, and this summer is no different as the cap is lost in another competition.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia)
The Lazio star will miss the opportunity to showcase his talents this summer when Serbia was beaten on penalties against Scotland.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany)
The German goalkeeper will undergo knee surgery that will keep him out for several months, a blow to Joachim Low, who's a huge fan.