• Petr Cech retires from international football with Czech Republic

    Petr Cech retires from international football with Czech Republic

    Petr Cech is retiring from international football after playing 14 years for Czech Republic, saying it will help prolong his club career by giving him more rest during the season.

    The Arsenal goalkeeper played his final major tournament for the Czech national team at Euro 2016 in France, when the team was eliminated in the group stage.

    He had hinted before the tournament that he could quit internationals after this summer, and confirmed that decision on Friday.

    “I think I’ve reached the point […]

  • Argentina football legend Maradona pleads with Lionel Messi not to retire from international football

    Argentina football legend Maradona pleads with Lionel Messi not to retire from international football

    Argentina’s greatest footballer of all time Diego Maradona has pleaded with country man and current Argentina captain Lionel Messi not to retire from International football following Argentina’s Copa America Centenario final loss to Chile.

    After losing his fourth final for his country – after the World Cup two years ago and the Copa America in 2007 and 2015 – an emotional Messi said: ‘That’s it. It’s over for me with the national team. But Maradona has urged the Barcelona man to […]

  • Lionel Messi retires from International football, but his ‘god-like’ CV and fact-file will astound you

    Lionel Messi retires from International football, but his ‘god-like’ CV and fact-file will astound you

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi today retired from International football after losing the Copa America title to Chile.

     

    But looking at his CV as a footballer and honours achieved you can only salute.

    Name: Lionel Andres Messi
    Nationality: Argentinian
    Date of birth: June 24, 1987 – age 29
    Place of birth: Rosario,
    Argentina Club: Barcelona (ESP/since 2000)
    International appearances: 112
    International goals: 55
    International debut: August 17, 2005, Hungary 1 Argentina 2

    Honours
    Club Champions League (4): 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15
    Club World Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015
    Spanish Championships (8): 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, […]

  • Argentina stars Sergio Aguero and Javier Mascherano follow Lionel Messi in quitting international football

    Argentina stars Sergio Aguero and Javier Mascherano follow Lionel Messi in quitting international football

    Argentina and Manchester city footballer Sergio Aguero and Barcelona player Javier Mascherano have followed Lionel Messi to quit international football after suffering a heart breaking Copa America final loss to Chile early this morning.

    Messi, who lost his second cup final with Argentina in two years, was the first to retire from International duty and now Mascherano and Aguero have also followed suit, with reports in Argentina suggesting that Angel Di Maria, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Gonzalo Higuain and Lucas Biglia could all […]

  • Lionel Messi quits international football after Copa penalty loss to Chile

    Lionel Messi quits international football after Copa penalty loss to Chile

    Lionel Messi, Barcelona star may never play for Argentina again after Sunday night’s Copa America final loss to Chile.

    Argentina lost, 4-2, on penalties to Chile after a 0-0 draw in Metlife Stadium, and an emotional Messi said after the match that his career with the national team is over.

    “My thinking right now and thinking about it in the locker room, I’m done playing with the national team,” Messi told a group of reporters, including ESPN’s Diego Monroig.

    Asked he was retiring, […]

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic to retire from International Football after Euro 2016

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic to retire from International Football after Euro 2016

    Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will retire from international football at the end of Euro 2016.

    The 34-year-old has scored 62 goals in 115 appearances for his country but has struggled to make an impact at the tournament, failing to score in Sweden’s first two Group E games against the Republic of Ireland and Italy.

    With Erik Hamrén’s side managing only one point in the group so far, Ibrahimovic’s last appearance for them could be against Belgium in Nice […]