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David Silva retires from Spain national team

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has proclaimed his retirement from international soccer.

Silva, 32, was a part of the Spain squads that won the 2010 World Cup similarly as the 2008 and 2010 European Championships, creating 125 appearances and scoring thirty-five goals over twelve years.

"It isn't straightforward, finally I've lived through, to sit down and write these lines. it's been days and weeks of reflection and analysis to take the decision to finish my era within the Spanish national team," wrote Silva in a missive on his Twitter account on Monday.

"Without a doubt it has been one amongst the most troublesome selections of my career, that I build with gratitude and humility.

"The national team has given me everything and allowed me to grow as a football player and person since (playing in) the youth classes.

"I leave feeling pleased with everything I have achieved. I lived and unreal with a team which is able to be remembered forever; and that I am bringing an end to an era crammed with several moments which is able to board my memory, corresponding to the figure of Luis Aragones, a coach I'll always remember."

His final match was the penalty shootout defeat to Russia in the 2018 World Cup round of sixteen.

Silva endured a tough amount after Christmas when his time was split between Spain and Manchester following the premature birth of his son Mateo, who was in medical care before finally being allowed home in may after spending 5 months in the hospital.


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