Real Madrid star Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' clash against Spain

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Niggling injury: Gareth Bale.

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Ramos takes on Real Madrid team-mate Ceballos in penalty shootout

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Image via @SeFutbol.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is Los Blancos’ chief penalty-taker post-Cristiano Ronaldo and clearly fancies himself from 12 yards, even though he is a defender by trade.

That said, the 32-year-old is one of the highest-scoring defenders in the history of European football – regardless of whether he is on spot-kick duty or not.

And, ahead of Spain’s upcoming international clashes against Wales and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ramos challenged club team-mate Dani Ceballos to a penalty duel.

Watch the video below to find out who won:

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Harry Kane leading England's stars as they look to build on World Cup showing

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The two Harrys, Kane and Maguire, starred for England at the World Cup.

Nobody expected England to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer, but thanks to their spine – goalkeeper, centre-back, and striker – they pulled off an unexpected run that thrilled their fans.

Along with the rest of the squad, Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire, and Harry Kane all returned to England as heroes, and they’ve taken the boost of confidence into their Premier League campaigns.

Here’s a look at how all three have fared since the summer.

HARRY KANE

Appearances: 12

Goals: 6

Assists: 1

Kane supposedly hasn’t been in form since towards the end of last season. So an out-of-form Tottenham and England striker won the Golden Boot at the World Cup, and is again among the top scorers in the Premier League this season.

The truth is, there was a brief spell where Kane looked off-colour, but he was still contributing to the team in whatever way he could, as well as popping up with the odd goal.

Kane has been banging in the goals in the Premier League.

Kane has been banging in the goals in the Premier League.

HARRY MAGUIRE

Appearances: 10

Goals: 2

Tackles: 18 

Maguire rushed back from his post-World Cup break and though he looked understandably rusty in his first game for Leicester City this season, since then he’s been the composed, uncompromising defender everyone saw in Russia.

The Foxes have needed him to be on top form, because next to him, Wes Morgan is struggling, making the entire backline jittery. Maguire has needed to bail his partner out on more than one occasion.

Leading light: Harry Maguire enjoyed a spectacular World Cup with England.

Leading light: Harry Maguire enjoyed a spectacular World Cup with England.

JORDAN PICKFORD

Appearances: 9

Saves: 20

Clean Sheets: 1

After a season and a World Cup spent looking like one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe, Pickford has largely continued to display that form for his club.

The defence in front of him at Everton has been shaky, keeping him busy, and though at times he himself can look a little flustered (against West Ham in particular), he’s largely been a solid presence in between the goalposts.

Pickford enhanced his reputation after a fine World Cup for England.

Pickford enhanced his reputation after a fine World Cup for England.

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