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Gerard Pique makes pact with Spain about Sergio Ramos amid Catalan controversy

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Amid the the recent controversy surrounding the Catalan referendum, one major topic of discussion has been Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos' strained relationship.

The Spain duo have differing views when it comes to Catalan independence, with Pique tweeting his support for the movement last week.

He wrote (see below): "From today and until Sunday, let us express ourselves peacefully. We do not give them any excuse.

"That's what they want. And we sing well tall and very strong. We will vote."

Pique's tweet didn't go down well with Ramos, who slammed his international teammate for drawing unnecessary attention to himself.

The Spain captain said: "Pique's tweet is not the best if you don't want them to whistle. Maybe the tweet is not the best for the group either but everyone is free to say what they think."

Pique made further comments on the Catalan referendum after Barcelona's 3-0 win over Las Palmas on Sunday but didn't response to Ramos' criticism.

And according to AS, his behaviour angered Ramos so much that their relationship became 'broken' and 'beyond repair'.

Spain's players have been forced to comment on the drama and yesterday Sergio Busquets admitted he had no idea whether Pique and Ramos have actually spoken.

"There has been no meeting in particular to deal with the Pique situation," said the Barcelona midfielder. "I do not know if Ramos and Pique have spoken but it is not a usual situation."

All did not seem well in the Spain camp, especially after Monday's training session was cancelled because of spectators booing Pique, but things are on the up.

AS have published another report today claiming that Pique and Ramos have now spoken and made up.

Furthermore, Sport claim Pique has made a 'pact' with Spain manager Julen Lupetegui to put his and Ramos' differences aside for the good of the national team (see below).

Sport's subheading translates as: "Gerard Pique and Julen Lupetegui agree on preserving the coexistence to save the crisis and to reach the World Cup in Russia."

Spain are currently cruising at the top of Group G in World Cup qualifying, winning seven out of eight games and with a goal difference of +29.

Any disruption in the squad could hold damaging consequences, hence why Pique and Ramos have agreed to set aside their political views and focus on football.

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