Russia 2018:Javier Mascherano retires from international football

By Haruna Mubarak
Javier Mascherano retires from international football
Javier Mascherano retires from international football

Argentina midfielder, Javier Mascherano has retired from international football following the painful defeat to France which knocked them out of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The 34-year-old was helpless as Lionel Messi and his teammates were beaten 4-3 by France in the last-16 this afternoon, June 30, 2018.

Mascherano has 147 appearances appearance for the La Albiceleste.

Javier Mascherano said ' “It’s time to say goodbye, it’s time to support from outside. I hope that in the future these boys can achieve something.”

 

 

Read also: Russia 2018: France beat Argentina 4-3 to make quarterfinals

Javier Mascherano is currently featuring for Chinese club Hebei China Fortune in the Chinese Super League.

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