Spain defender Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for the national team in their 4-0 win over Faroe Island on Sunday.
The 33-year-old Ramos matched goalkeeper Iker Casillas's milestone with his 167th game for La Roja.
The Real Madrid defender, who received a standing ovation at Gijon's El Molinon stadium when substituted late in the game said it was an important achievement for him and was looking forward to more games.
''To equal, the best goalkeeper in the history of football was a very important goal for me,'' Ramos said.
''It was complicated, but I had the good fortune to debut very young and to stay in favor of all the coaches I have had, and be blessed with not suffering injuries. I hope I can defend these colors for many more years.''
Ramos has a record of 125 wins, 22 draws and 20 losses with Spain since his debut in 2005. He has helped Spain win a World Cup and two European Championships.
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