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Uruguay's Cavani Retires from International Football


Fri 31 May 2024 | 09:55 PM
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Uruguayan icon Edinson Cavani announced, Thursday, retiring from international football.

Known as “El Matador”, Cavani is Uruguay’s second-all-time leading scorer and third most-capped player, with 58 goals in 136 matches .

Cavani said on social media: “I have been and always will be blessed to have pulled on this shirt to represent what I love most in the world, my country." He also expressed his love and respect to his “beloved Celeste”

“I want to dedicate myself to this new stage of my career and give everything I have to where I need to be.

“Today I’ve decided to retire, but I’ll always follow you with my heart pounding, just like when I played in that beautiful shirt.”

Cavani made his debut for Uruguay in 2008 and represented his country at four World Cups, including 2010, when the team reached the semi-finals and was chosen as the tournament’s best player.

He also captured Copa America cup in 2011.

The icon played for various prestigious clubs: Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester United. He is now playing for the Argentinian Boca Juniors.