Midfielder Sergio Busquets (34, Barcelona), who dominated an era, announced his retirement from the Spanish national soccer team. After running non-stop for 13 years since 2009, he can no longer be seen playing as a member of the ‘Invincible Armada’.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation 토토사이트 (RFEF) said on the official website on the 16th (Korean time), “Busquets has decided to end his valuable career as a player in the Spanish national football team. Now is the time to let go.” I had no doubts until the last day I was a member of the .
Busquets said through social network service (SNS), “I inform you that the time has come to say goodbye to the national team,” and then said, “Thank you to everyone who has been with me a long way. He shared his thoughts on retirement.
Busquets, one of Spain’s leading midfielders, made his A-match debut against Türkiye in April 2009 and has consistently played a key role in midfield. He posted two goals and nine assists in 143 career games. This is the 3rd highest appearance in the history of the Spanish national football team. During this time, he won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the 2012 UEFA European Championship.
Busquets took on the captain’s armband in Qatar and challenged to win the title in what was virtually the final World Cup stage. However, in the round of 16, they lost to Morocco after a penalty shoot-out. Unfortunately, on this day, he stepped up as the third kicker after Pablo Sarabia (30) and Carlos Soler (25, Paris Saint-Germain) failed to score consecutively, but failed to prevent defeat.
Luis Rubiales (45, Spain), president of RFEF, said, “Busquets is an iconic figure in Spanish football and an exemplary player. He is also an undisputed leader.” Thank you for your dedication and loyalty. He is undoubtedly one of the most important players in the history of Spanish football.”