Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and 2 other World Cup winners included in Spain’s pre-list for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics will begin on the 22nd July and conclude on 8th August. The competition normally features U23 players with the exception of 3 over 23-year old players allowed per squad.
Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and 2 other World Cup winners in Andres Iniesta and David Silva have been included in Spain’s pre-list for 2020 Olympics according to Spanish publication Sport. The 2010 FIFA World Champions last won the competition almost 3 decades back in 1992. This remains their only gold in the Olympics.
At least, one of these 4 names will fail to make the cut and off those that do, should Spain win the Summer Olympics 2020, they will become the first European players to win the World Cup, the Continental Championship and the Olympics.
Interestingly, barring Ramos, the other three have retired from international football since Spain’s exit from the 2018 World Cup. Should the Real Madrid star make it to Spain’s final squad, he will have a very hectic summer owing to his participation in the Euro 2020.
Only 3 other players around the world have won the aforementioned treble. Uruguay’s Hector Castro, Lorenzo Fernandez and Jose Nasazzi were a part of the Uruguayan national teams that won the gold in 1928 Olympics. Together, the trio also won the 1930 FIFA World Cup and 1935 South American Championship (earlier version of Copa America).
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