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Mario Mandzukic confirms his retirement from Croatia national team

Croatia star Mario Mandzukic confirms his retirement from international football after World Cup heroics.

At international level, Mandžukić was given his debut for Croatia in November 2007 under manager Slaven Bilić. He has since participated in four major tournaments, Euro 2012, the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016, and the 2018 World Cup, reaching the final of the latter tournament, and making more than 70 international appearances.

With 33 goals in 89 appearances, he is his international team’s second most prolific scorer of all time, behind Davor Šuker. He was named Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

‘I always liked to talk in the field rather than out there, so it was difficult to find words for the farewell to the Croatia national team.’ The World Cup hero writes on his twitter with an emotional letter.

 

By Mazi Abram Jaka

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