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Argentine Javier Mascherano announces his retirement from international football following France's defeat



Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement from international football following his side's 4-0 win over France in the round of 16 on Saturday.

"This story is over, we gave it all to the end The end," said the former man from Barcelona and Liverpool after the game.

"It was a crazy game that did not start well, but we recovered and we did it upside down."

"It took us so much to get back on track. From this point on, I will just be another fan of the Argentine national team. It's over. The illusion is shaken.

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He added: "It's time to say goodbye and kick in the younger players."

Mascherano had previously said that the 2018 World Cup would be his last tournament with Argentina [196592002] The 34-year-old played the full 90 minutes In the match against France, which marked its 147th appearance for its country, that's an Argentine record.

Mascherano, who has played in four World Cups, made his debut for Argentina in 2003 when he was not yet professional f r River Plate had played.

In hi With his country, Mascherano failed to win a big tournament, but helped Argentina to reach the 2014 World Cup and Copa America 2014 and 2016 finals.



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