World Cup winner David Silva retires from Spain duty
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 14, 2018 07:24 AM
Russia's Alexander Golovin, right, challenges for the ball Spain's David Silva, left, during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — World Cup winner David Silva has retired from Spain's national team after 125 appearances.
The 32-year-old Manchester City playmaker said on Twitter that "without doubt, it has been one of the hardest decisions of my career, and one I am making with gratitude and humility."
Gracias, suerte y hasta siempre! 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/mIM1k45pfg— David Silva (@21LVA) August 13, 2018
As well as winning the 2010 World Cup, Silva was part of Spain's title-winning teams at the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.