Gonzalo Higuain announces retirement from international football


Argentine professional footballer, Gonzalo Higuain who plays as a striker for English club Chelsea, on loan from Juventus, and the Argentina national team has announced his retirement from international football with Argentina

The 31-year-old, who joined Chelsea in January on a loan deal from Juventus, scored 31 goals in 75 appearances for Argentina. He last match was against Nigeria in the World Cup last June.

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Explaining his decision in an interview with Fox Sports, Higuain said: ‘My time with Argentina is over. Thinking things through in-depth, my time is up.

‘To the delight of many, now I will only look at it from the outside. I have spoken to (manager Lionel) Scaloni and told him my point of view.

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‘I’ve made the decision because I want to enjoy my family, I want to spend time with my daughter, and at the same time, I feel that I gave my country everything I could.’

Higuain, who has scored three goals in 10 appearances since joining Chelsea towards the end of January, added: ‘I’m fully focused on my commitment to Chelsea.

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‘The Premier League is amazing and I really want to enjoy it. It’s very competitive indeed.’


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