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David Silva Quits International Football

David Silva Quits International FootballDavid Silva Quits International Football

Spain national football team sees two of its members bidding farewell to the national career during one week.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva on Monday called time on his distinguished 12-year international career with Spain, AFP reported.

Selected for the first time in November 2006, the 32-year-old helped his country be crowned world champion in South Africa in 2010 and won two European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012.

“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories,” he said in a message on social media.

“I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person,” he added.

Silva’s announcement follows on from the international retirement of center-back Gerard Pique on August 11.

Pique’s former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta also ended his time with Spain after this summer’s disappointing World Cup finals campaign in Russia.

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