Sergio Ramos is set to become the most capped European footballer of all time when Spain visit Switzerland in the Nations League on Saturday.
The Spain captain, who last year became his country’s all-time appearance maker, is in line for a 177th match which will take him ahead of former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as the continent’s most capped player.
Ramos, 34, will then set his sights on topping former Egypt player Ahmed Hassan’s record of 184 appearances and becoming the most capped international player ever.
“His numbers are only within the reach of super-gifted players,” said Spain coach Luis Enrique after Ramos equalled Buffon’s 176 appearances in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with the Netherlands.
“He never even gets a cold. The number of games he has…