Busquets Quits International Football After A Disappointing World Cup

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Spain’s Captain, Sergio Busquets, sensationally announced his retirement from international football on Friday after his team exited the World Cup in the last 16 in a penalty shootout loss to Morocco.

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The 34-year-old Barcelona midfielder was part of the Spain team that won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa under then coach Vicente del Bosque and was also part of the squad that won the European Championship two years later.

“It has been an honor to represent my country and take it to the top, to be World and European champion, to be captain and to play so many games.

“With more or less success but always giving my all and contributing my grain of sand so that everything was the best possible and that everyone felt how important they are, helping everyone and fighting for the same goal, with unique, unforgettable and historic experiences,” Busquets said on Instagram.

Busquets made 143 appearances for the national team after making his debut in 2009 in a 2-1 win away to Turkey, with only Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas having played more games.

A number of Internationally renowned stars like Eden Hazard have retired fr the international scene after a disappointing campaign in Qatar.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.


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