Sergio Ramos is nursing an ambition to play in the Tokyo Olympics next summer but his personal drive to win an Olympic medal for Spain clashes with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) policy.
Spain will play in the Euro 2020 Championship with the Real Madrid captain having a desire to participate in the two tournaments for Spain though, at different level, the Euro 2020 is the main tournament while the Olympic is a tournament for the players who are under the age of 23, though the Olympic regulation allows for three over-aged players.
El Mundo revealed Ramos' desire to complete his set of medals with his country, but the RFEF plan to keep the side who won last summer's European Under-21 Championship in Italy together to go to Japan.
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Marco Asensio and Rodri who didn’t go to Italy for the tournament have a low chance of participating in the Olympic.
Olympic regulations leave only three places for players born before January 1, 1997, which means a number of that squad will already miss out and as many as nine of those who played in Italy will have to compete for the three vacancies.
Of the nine, Dani Ceballos and Fabian Ruiz (who have both become first-team players and stated their desire to play in Euro 2020 and the Olympics), along with Pablo Fornals, are the most important to the setup.
Sergio Busquets was one of the players who declared his intention to go to the 2012 Games in London, but the RFEF and Vicente del Bosque didn't allow it, instead of sending Javi Martinez, Jordi Alba and Juan Mata, which will serve as the main precedent for Ramos’ case.