Busquets announces his international retirement

The midfielder and captain of the Spanish football team, Sergio Busquets, announced on Friday his international retirement.

“I want to tell you that after almost 15 years and 143 games, the time has come for me to say goodbye to the national team.“Writes the Barça player on his social networks.

“It was an honor to represent my country and bring it to the top, to be world and European champion, to be captain and to play so many matches”added the 34-year-old.

Busquets made his debut for La Roja aged 20 in 2009 when Spain beat Turkey in Istanbul which put Spain’s qualification for the 2010 World Cup on the line. right way.

He scored two goals for the national team and joined the 100 games club in 2017. In Qatar, Busquets participated in his fourth World Cup, which puts him on par with Andoni Zubizarreta, Fernando Hierro, Íker Casillas, Xavi Hernandez, Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Ramos.

He also equaled Ramos and Casillas with 17 World Cup appearances. He has also participated in three European championships (2012, 2016 and 2020) and two Confederations Cups.

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