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CHELSEA’S GONZALO HIGUAIN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

CHELSEA’S GONZALO HIGUAIN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

 

Chelsea striker, Gonzalo Higuain on Thursday announced his retirement from international football with Argentina.

Higuain scored 31 goals in 75 appearances for the Albiceleste.

The 31-year-old last played for Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where they defeated Nigeria 2-1.

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Higuain, who joined Chelsea in January on a loan from Juventus, said his decision to quit international football was due to family reasons.

“My time with Argentina is over. Thinking things through in-depth, my time is up,” Higuain told Fox Sports.

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“To the delight of many, now I will only look at it from the outside. I have spoken to (manager Lionel) Scaloni and told him my point of view.

“I’ve made the decision because I want to enjoy my family, I want to spend time with my daughter, and at the same time, I feel that I gave my country everything I could.”

Higuain added: “I’m fully focused on my commitment to Chelsea.

“The Premier League is amazing and I really want to enjoy it. It’s very competitive indeed.”

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