Sergio Ramos equals Iker Casillas' 167 Spain caps record

Sergio Ramos was picked for Spain's match against the Faroe Islands on Sunday - meaning he would match the 167-cap record of Iker Casillas.

Sergio Ramos has been an ever-present since making his international debut in 2005 and featuring on Sunday leaves him on the brink of history.   -  Getty Images

Sergio Ramos moved level with Iker Casillas as Spain's most-capped player on 167 appearances after being named in its starting XI to face the Faroe Islands.

Ramos, 33, has been an ever-present since making his international debut in 2005 and featuring on Sunday leaves him on the brink of history.

The centre-back was a key player in Spain's greatest international triumphs, helping them to European Championship success in 2008 and 2012, as well as their first World Cup title in 2010.

Casillas had been out in front by himself ever since retiring from international football in 2016, but Ramos is now just a single appearance from setting a new outright record.

The Real Madrid captain will likely remain at the top of the pile for a significant period of time, with Sergio Busquets the closest active player with 114 caps.

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