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World football: Best defensive lineup

Ramos is comfortable on the ball (©GettyImages)
Ramos is comfortable on the ball (©GettyImages).

Right centre-back: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain)

At only 27-years-old, Ramos already has 108 caps under his belt for Spain. This is an incredible achievement for someone to have that many caps at such a young age. 

There's no surprise that he's made that many appearances for Spain to be brutally honest because he started his career off at right-back and Spain have normally struggled in that department. 

Ramos has been part of Spain's recent success, helping them win the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, and also was a major figure in Spain's World Cup victory in 2010.

Jose Mourinho noticed Sergio's potential as a centre back and since making the switch he's been classed as possibly the best defender in the world. 

He's physically strong and is great in the air. Like most Spanish players he is good with his feet and doesn't usually lose possession of the ball. 

If there was a flaw with Ramos, I would say he can be wasteful with set pieces. The Spaniard likes to take free-kicks for country, instead of the likes of Xavi and David Villa. 

Usually Sergio's free-kicks hit the wall or go soaring over the bar, but there is the odd occasion when he produces a bit of magic.

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