Sergio Ramos, the former captain of Spain’s first football team, the French defense pole of Paris Saint-Germain, announced, on Thursday, his retirement from international football at the age of “36”, after the new coach, Luis de la Fuente, informed him that he would not be among his plans.
Ramos, who has won 180 international matches, said that he was retiring from international football with a “heavy heart” and that he would have liked to retire with “less bitterness”.
“It is time to say goodbye to the Spanish national team,” Ramos wrote in a statement posted in Spanish and English on social networks.
And he continued, “I received a call from the current coach, who informed me that I was no longer part of his plans, and that I would not be part of them, whatever my levels or what I do in my football career.”
Ramos, who made his international debut in a friendly against China in 2005, was one of the main pillars of the Spanish national team that dominated world football for eight years, achieving an unprecedented sequence of titles by winning the 2008 European Cup, the 2010 World Cup, and the 2012 European Cup.
He added, “With a heavy heart, it is the end of a journey that I had hoped would have taken longer and ended with less bitterness, despite all the successes we had with La Roja.”
The former Real Madrid captain scored 23 goals in 180 international matches, and his last international match was in March 2021 against Kosovo in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
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