Why Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos Was Booed By Fans During Club World Cup Final
Sergio Ramos was subject to boo's throughout the Club World Cup final by local fans, and it's been revealed why.
It relates to Mohamed Salah.
On Saturday, Real Madrid played Al Ain at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
And the supporters inside the ground still hold a grudge towards Ramos following his part in Salah sustaining a shoulder injury in last season's Champions League final.
Every time Ramos touched or got near the ball, fans would immediately whistle and jeer him, a reminder of what happened in Kiev hasn't yet been forgotten.
Per Spanish outlet Marca: "The Egyptian talisman is an icon in Arabian football and after that incident in Kiev his followers have turned somewhat against the Spanish central defender."
Though it didn't affect Ramos too much.
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Real Madrid went on to comfortably beat Al Ain 4-1 to clinch a third consecutive Club World Cup trophy.
And the man himself got on the score-sheet, too. Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente and an own-goal from Nader Moustafa Elsharif also weighed in with goals for the Champions League holders.
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:flag_es:@realmadriden 4-1 @alainfcae_en:flag_ae:
It's a third successive #ClubWC title for Los Blancos :trophy::trophy::trophy:@lukamodric10, @marcosllorente & @SergioRamos - as well as an own goal - ensure the trophy is Bernabeu-bound once again :clap::clap: pic.twitter.com/xZbYZsf8Xe
- #ClubWC :trophy: (@FIFAcom) December 22, 2018
The 32-year-old defender has now impressively played in his 25th final for both club and country.
When it comes to his win-loss ratio, the Real Madrid Madrid captain has shown how important he can be for his side.
He's won an incredible 18 finals that he has appeared in, which means he has won three out of the four finals he has played in.
The Spanish international, who is also captain for his country, has won the World Cup in 2010 and the Euros in 2008 and 2012. He also experienced bittersweet defeat in the 2013 Confederations Cup, with Brazil thumping Spain 3-0.
Ramos' trophy haul with Madrid is an amazing feat. He has won four Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cups, three Supercopa de Españas and two Copa del Reys.
Oh, and he now has four Club World Cup medals to his name.
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