Iniesta announces retirement following Spain exit
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While speculation over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s future remains rife, one legend – in his own right – has made his clear, as Spanish midfielder, Andres Iniesta announced his retirement from international duty on Sunday night.
Spain, World Cup champions in 2010, saw the end of their 2018 campaign in Russia when they were knocked out by the hosts – albeit with the help of a penalty shootout in the round of 16, in what was an ever-so-slight improvement from their first-round exit in the previous edition of the tournament in Brazil.
This saw Barcelona legend, Iniesta announce his retirement from international duty after 131 caps and 13 goals, the most famous being the extra time decider when Spain triumphed over the Netherlands at Johannesburg’s Soccer City eight years ago to hoist up the biggest prize in football.
The 34-year-old confirmed he was hanging up his boots at international level when he addressed reporters at the end of Sunday night’s defeat.
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