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Marc Bartra reveals World Cup disappointment

Real Betis defender Marc Bartra reveals his disappointment at missing out on a spot in the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Real Betis defender Marc Bartra has revealed his disappointment at missing out on a spot in the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Former Barcelona centre-back Bartra impressed for Betis in the second half of the 2017-18 campaign, and had been tipped to earn a call-up for this summer's tournament.

The 27-year-old was overlooked, however, despite 'sacrificing a lot' in an attempt to make Julen Lopetegui's selection.

"I sacrificed a lot with this objective in mind, to be able to go to the World Cup, and it's true I took decisions about it, even though it wasn't to be," Bartra told beIN Sports.

"What it has done is made me into a better player than I was a year or two ago, although when you don't reach your goals and the success you want then you have to move on.

"There are some great players in the Spain team, spectacular, who have made it a great year. They are the elite and I wish the national team all the best."

Bartra has made 13 appearances for the Spanish national team.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1273234181624
2Sevilla1272324141023
3Atletico MadridAtletico12651168823
4AlavesAlaves127231712523
5Espanyol126331610621
6Real Madrid126242016420
7Real Valladolid1245399017
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9GironaGirona124531314-117
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14Celta Vigo123542220214
15Valencia1228289-114
16Villarreal122551113-211
17Athletic Bilbao121741319-610
18Leganes12246916-710
19Rayo Vallecano121471425-117
20Huesca121381025-156

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