Ramos makes a record for Spain after many years in Norway draw

Sergio Ramos became Europe’s most crowned male outfield player as Spain bordered closer to Euro 2020 requirement with a 1-1 draw in Norway.
Ramos’ 168th cap also marks him Spain’s record presence maker, outstanding goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Saul Niguez’s plunging second-half struggle was annulled out by Josh King’s injury-time penalty to ruin Spain’s 100% record in Group F.
A draw in Sweden on Tuesday will safe Spain’s qualification.
“All that is individual is a little secondary,” said Ramos after the game.
“I would have happily dealt this 168th cap for a victory. It was not the case. But this record is a great prize after so many years and it’s a great source of vast pride.
“I am passionate every time I put on this shirt. That will not alteration and I hope to remain doing so for many years.”
Spain looked to be title for a seventh straight win in qualification till Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga took down Omar Elabdellaoui.
Bournemouth’s King rolled home the spot-kick in the 94th minute to leave Norway in fourth place in Group F.
Real Madrid’s Ramos, 33, made his Spain debut in 2005 and is one of the last survivors of a golden era that won a World Cup and two European Championships.
Ramos, who overtook Latvia’s Vitalijs Astafjevs at the summit of Europe’s outfield caps list, is now eight caps from matching Gianluigi Buffon’s overall European record of 176 international appearances.
The defender has some way to go if he wants to break the world record, however, with former Egypt midfielder Ahmed Hassan playing 184 times for his country between 1995 and 2012.

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