Higuain Retires from international football
Argentine striker and Chelsea forward Gonzalo higuain has retired from international football, ending an almost decade-long football career .The 31-year-old forward has decided to bring his international duty to an end after having played 72 matches and scoring 31 goals.
The striker made his international debut in October 2009 under Diego Maradona, opening his account in an 2-1 win over Peru which sealed Argentina’s place in the World Cup the following year.In South Africa he then became the first Argentina player to score a World Cup hat-trick since Gabriel Batistuta with his triple against South Korea, and scored again in a 3-1 win over Mexico in the last 16 but with costly mistakes in the 2014 World Cup final and 2015 Copa America decider constantly used to question his talents.
giving a statement to ‘Fox Sports’, the Chelsea player has confirmed that he has reached the decision that it would be best to leave a space for the younger generation in the Argentina squad.
My relationship with the national squad is normal. I want to leave it in the best way, and I believe that I have”, confirmed the Argentine forward.
“I want to enjoy my family, and my time. To the joy of many, and maybe not so much for others, my time is up.
“You can now stop worrying about whether I am there or not.”
His last goal for Argentina came in October 2016, in a World Cup qualifying draw against Peru, and he failed to find the net in Russia as the Albiceleste crashed out in the last 16 to eventual winners France.