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Ramos attracted by Olympic idea

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Sergio Ramos (R) of Spain reacts during a Group B match between Spain and Iran at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Kazan, Russia, June 20, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

MADRID (Xinhua) – Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos admitted he is attracted to the idea of representing Spain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Speaking after making a Spanish record 168th appearance for his country in the 1-1 draw in the European Championship qualifying game in Norway on Saturday night, Ramos was asked about rumors which had surfaced in the past week over his desire to play in the Olympics.

“It’s early to talk about the Olympics, but anyone who had the chance and was called to go would be unable to refuse. It’s something you can’t turn down, there is a long season ahead, but it is a nice idea,” Ramos told the press.

“We will see what happens when the moment comes,” he added.

He also spoke about breaking Iker Casillas’ record for the most appearances for his country.

“The personal record is secondary and I would have changed that for a win,” said Ramos, who nevertheless added, “it’s an honor to be the Spaniard who has represented his country the most times and I hope to do so a lot more.”

The 2010 World Cup winner will not add to his number of caps against Sweden tomorrow though, as he picked up a booking which means he is suspended for the game.

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