David Silva retires from international football

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David Silva has followed in the footsteps of compatriot, Gerard Pique, to retire from international football.

The 32-year-old fleece footed midfielder,  has 125 caps for his country, and won the most coveted trophy in international football, the World Cup in 2010.

This was flanked by the 2008 and 2012 European Championship titles.

Silva who currently plays for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and made his Spanish debut in 2006, said he was “very proud” and the decision to retire was “one the most difficult of my career”.

“I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered. It has not been easy, after all I’ve experienced, to write these lines. I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.

“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten,” he said in a post on Twitter.

David Silva

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