Mario Mandžukić, Retires from International Football
Mario Mandžukić has announced his retirement from international football. The Croatian forward was instrumental in helping his country to the last World Cup final.
The Juventus striker, who is just three goals short of becoming Croatia’s all-time top goal scorer, won an impressive 89 caps for his national side since making his debut back in 2007.
The 32-year old striker took to Instagram to thank his fans for their support during his career, saying he will miss the honour of wearing the Croatian jersey and hearing the national anthem.
Mandžukić is not the only player to have announced their international retirement after the World Cup in Russia. Spanish internationals, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and David Silva, as well as Germany and Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, have also done same.