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Captain, Sergio Busquets retires from international football

Spanish World Cup winner Sergio Busquets has announced his retirement from international football.

The 34-year-old midfielder, represented Spain in the ongoing Qatar FIFA World Cup and captained the team against Morocco who knocked them out in the round of 16.

He won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012.

Sergio Busquest on his instagram page says “After almost 15 years and 143 matches, the moment has arrived to bid farewell to the national team,”.

“It has been an honour to represent my national team and help lift it higher.”

Busquets is the last of the revered Barcelona Spanish midfield trio along with Andres Iniesta and Xavi, to announce his retirement from international football.

His entire playing career has been spent with Barcelona, for whom he has played nearly 700 times, winning multiple trophies, including eight La Liga titles and the Champions League on three occasions.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; editing by Julian Osamoto