Manchester City's Spain Midfielder David Silva Retires From International Football

David Silva retires from international football

After the world Cup in addition to David Silva's global career in the Spanish national team made two iconic soccer player, defender Gerard Pique and midfielder Andres Iniesta.

"It has not been easy, after all I've experienced, to write these lines".

Gran Canaria-born Silva was making his name as a creative force at Valencia when he was first called up to the senior team in November 2006 and he scored the first of his 35 global goals against Greece in August 2007.

The Spanish stalwart further said that he spent weeks considering his retirement from worldwide football. It is certainly one of the most hard decisions in my career.

The 32-year-old Manchester City playmaker, who won the World Cup with La Roja in 2010 as well as clinching back-to-back European Championship trophies, has called time on a 12-year career with Spain.

"The national team has given me everything, allowing me to grow as a player and as a person from the youth ranks upwards".

I also want to thank my family for their support over the years, without their help I would never have been able to form part of this team.

Spain's David Silva during World Cup press conference at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, June 30, 2018.

Silva, who was described as "Spain's Lionel Messi" by former coach Vicente del Bosque, follows in the footsteps of fellow World Cup winners Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique in retiring from Spain duty following the World Cup.

On Saturday, Barcelona's 31-year-old centre-back Gerard Pique also confirmed his retirement from the worldwide game.

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