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Higuain quits international football

Argentina and Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has announced his retirement from international football.

The 31-year-old Juventus player, who’s currently on loan at Chelsea, scored 31 goals in 75 appearances for Argentina, with his last match being the 2-1 World Cup win over Nigeria last June.

Shedding light on his decision to quit international football, the Argentinean said, “My time with Argentina is over. Thinking things through in depth, my time is up.

“To the delight of many, now I will only look at it from the outside. I have spoken to (manager Lionel) Scaloni and told him my point of view.

“I’ve made the decision because I want to enjoy my family, I want to spend time with my daughter, and at the same time, I feel that I gave my country everything I could.”

But the striker did however state that he is “fully focused” on his commitment to Chelsea and claims to be relishing the “competitive” nature of the English Premier League.

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