World Cup 2018: Andres Iniesta retires from international football after Spain exit

World Cup 2018: Andres Iniesta retires from international football after Spain exit
World Cup 2018: Andres Iniesta retires from international football after Spain exit

Andres Iniesta, who scored Spain's winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, has announced his retirement from international football following the team's exit in Russia.

The 34-year-old came on as a substitute as Spain lost 4-3 on penalties to hosts Russia in the last 16 on Sunday.

It was Iniesta's 131st and final game in a glittering career for his country.

"It is a reality that is my last match with the national team," said the former Barcelona player.

More to follow.

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