Spain midfielder, David Silva has decided to hang his football boots from international football as a Spain player.
The 32-year-old Manchester City player was at the Russia 2018 World Cup where the La Furia Roja was eliminated by hosts, Russia in the quarterfinal stage.
Silva took to his Twitter account to announce his retirement on Monday, “It is not easy, after everything I have experienced, to sit down and write this letter.
“There have been days and weeks of reflection and analysis to make the decision to finish my time in the Spain national team. Without a doubt, it is one of the hardest decisions in my career.
“The national team has given me everything and has allowed me to grow as a player and as a person from my first days in the youth set-up. I leave with pride after playing 125 games and scoring 35 goals in a 12-year spell where we lifted the World Cup and two European Championships.
“I leave happy with all I have achieved, experienced and dreamed with a team that will be remembered forever, and I have ended an era filled with emotion from all those moments that come to my mind, like the figure of Luis Aragones, a teacher that none of us will ever forget.
“I cannot leave without thanking all of my team-mates, the coaches that had faith in me and the RFEF employees that do everything to make our lives easier.
“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. And of course, the fans who have always given me their support and respect every time I wore the Spain shirt.
“Thank you, good luck and farewell!”
Silva who made his debut for the Spanish team in 2006, scored 35 goals in 125 appearances.
He won the 2010 World Cup along with the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.