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Official: Spain Star Retires After Shock World Cup Exit

Official: Spain Star Retires After Shock World Cup Exit

By SL International - Jul 01, 2018 08:53 PM

Following Spain's shock exit at the 2018 World Cup, one of their stars has confirmed his retirement from international football.

Read: Spain's World Cup Journey Ended By Penalty Shoot-Out Loss

La Roja were dumped out of the tournament after losing 4-3 on penalties to Russia on Sunday evening.

Following the encounter, veteran midfielder Andres Iniesta confirmed he had played his final game for the national side.

"It is a reality that is my last match with the national team, at the individual level a wonderful stage is over ." Overall, it is surely the saddest day of my life. career," Iniesta was quoted as saying by Spanish football official website.

Read: Confirmed: Two Argentina Stars Retire After World Cup Exit

Iniesta, who made 133 appearances for the national side, scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands, handing Spain their only World Cup title.

Where does Iniesta rank among Spain's all-time best players? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Big[®]sykes Joined: 31 Dec 2017
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Big[®]sykes Jul 03, 2018 04:57 PM
Some people are bored they just attack these journalists for no reason if the story is panned in a way you don't like go to a site la khona kubhalwa ngendlela yakho,every Tom and those other guys is cowditor this or that, get a job man the so called cowditor got his
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Big[®]sykes Jul 03, 2018 04:51 PM
I still don't get it though, pirlo retired @_38 can't the great Iniesta give us another 2seasons, man some players should not be allowed to leave top flight football
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downzzz Jul 02, 2018 11:28 AM
kunzima amadoda abethwa alahle kule world cup bt he's true lengand this guy
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Drknowitall Jul 02, 2018 09:46 AM
He should have retired before the WC because he was a liability to Spain but he is forever a legend
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Mentashe Jul 02, 2018 08:54 AM
CHEERS LEGEND.
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vijjox Jul 02, 2018 08:12 AM
Indeed you were the smartest plAy mAker of our generation
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 02, 2018 08:00 AM
Greatest midfielder of my generation
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Munangwangwa Jul 02, 2018 05:16 AM
I think he is the greatest midfielder of all time... gracias andres
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MSANDROTIC Jul 02, 2018 02:17 AM
Surely you'll be missed in the national team
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MSANDROTIC Jul 02, 2018 02:16 AM
All the best going forward with your future true legend
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MSANDROTIC Jul 02, 2018 02:15 AM
A true legend
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 02, 2018 01:11 AM
You served your country with trust and pride. Thank you general Iniesta.
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Nick#10 Jul 02, 2018 12:38 AM
Farewell Legend unfortunately ur career has to end on such a low note wish u success
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MILLIE DUMA Jul 01, 2018 11:50 PM
Madala hamba khaya!
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Bucsfever16 Jul 01, 2018 11:19 PM
Iniesta,a true legend of the game.I still believe Iniesta was unfortunate not to have won atleast one Ballon N'dor
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Matayitayi Jul 01, 2018 10:00 PM
Barca will be okay- Bosquetes,Rakitic,Coutinho,Mes si ,Dembele&Suarez leading the Catalans next season .
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Matayitayi Jul 01, 2018 09:57 PM
King Iniesta thank you for showing us the best football, go to China and make millions .
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Sanchez Alexis Jul 01, 2018 09:53 PM
Anyway his world cup is over so hez just fulfilling the promise
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Sanchez Alexis Jul 01, 2018 09:51 PM
Aysuka editor but Iniesta announced two weeks before the world cup that he'll retire after the world cup so why do you make it as his retirement was caused by a loss? Just go & pee
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Masina S Maduna Jul 01, 2018 09:40 PM
Iniesta my Iniesta - you represented Spain with love and loyalty, you will always be remembered. No one will ever be you, # My Iniesta 6. You played your role & what a role model

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