Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) has announced his retirement from the Spanish national team.
The Royal Spanish Football Association announced on the 16th (Korean time) that midfielder Busquets would bid farewell to the Spanish national team. Busquets won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Euro 2012 in Spain, and played 143 matches in the A match alone.
Busquets is a midfielder who spent Spain’s heyday together. After making his A-match debut in April 2009, he led the Spanish national team to four World Cups and three Euros. In Korea, along with Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, he is nicknamed the ‘three idiots’ in his team Barcelona, and is the protagonist who created the era of success for Barcelona.
At the same time, he is also the protagonist who created Spain’s success along with Xavi, Iniesta and David Silva. Busquets also ranks third in all A-match appearances in Spain, following Sergio Ramos (180 matches) and Iker Casillas (167 matches).
Predictions were dominant that this World Cup in Qatar, where he competed in the hope of winning the World Cup in 12 years, would be 메이저놀이터 Busquets’ last World Cup. Coach Luis Enrique trusted Busquets and appointed him as the starting lineman while building the midfield with young midfielders overall. However, following a 1-2 defeat to Japan in the group stage, they had to end their challenge as they lost in the round of 16 to Morocco, the protagonist of the storm, in a penalty shoot-out. Busquets’ retirement was also expected as coach Enrique laid down the national team’s helm.
Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Association, said, “Busquets was a symbol of Spanish football, an exemplary player, an undisputed professional, and a clear leader. He was an essential presence in the unity of the team, and a player who has already made a great history.” “Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to the team. It is one of the most important assets in the history of Spanish football.”