Andres Iniesta retires from international football after 2018 World Cup exit

34-year-old former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has announced his retirement from international football

It is now made open to the football community that the former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta will be retiring from his international football career.  He made the announcement after Spain’s defeat against Russia in the knock out stage at the 2018 World Cup – Iniesta played 131 times for Spain scoring 13 goals and winning the 2010 World Cup Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has retired from international football after his country’s defeat against Russia in the round of 16 clash at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The 34-year-old Spanish play-maker Andres Iniesta came off the bench in the penalty shootout defeat against the hosts as they were sent packing early. Andres Iniesta who scored the winning goal for Spain at the 2010 World Cup final played 131 times for his country scoring 13 goals and winning one World Cup and two European Championships.

“It’s a reality that is my last game with the national team. “It’s a wonderful stage, the endings are not always the way they dream, the coach makes decisions regardless of whether or not they understand them.” Iniesta said according to UK Sun. Iniesta played for Spain at the Under-16, Under-19 and Under-21 levels before making his international debut in 2006. He helped Spain win Euro 2008, playing every game and being selected in the Team of the Tournament.

Indeed this World Cup is really so unpredictable. Anything can happen… Let’s know what you think about this World cup and also, what you think of Andres Iniesta’s decision to retire now… Use the comment box to share your thoughts…


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