Argentine footballer Mascherano announces international retirement
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Mascherano made his international debut on June 17, 2003, at the age of nineteen. Since then, he has won 147 internationalwith Argentina, a national record. Mascherano has featured in four different FIFA tournaments, since the 2006 World Cup.
After the match, 34-year-old Mascherano said, "It's time to say goodbye and for the younger players to step in." He also said, "Personally, from now on, I will be just another fan, it's over" ((es))Spanish language: En lo personal, a partir de ahora, seré un hincha más. Se terminó.
In the last four years, Mascherano has won the silver medal at the Copa América ((en))America Cup and 2016's ., 2015
- AP. "World Cup 2018: Javier Mascherano announces his retirement after Argentina’s loss to France" — , July 1, 2018
- "Tearful Mascherano announces international retirement" — , July 1, 2018
- "Argentina's Javier Mascherano announces retirement from international football" — , June 30, 2018
- "Mascherano anuncia su adiós a Argentina, entre lágrimas, tras 15 años: "Se terminó"" — , June 30, 2018 ()