The captain of Barcelona and the Spanish national team, Sergio Busquets, announced today that he is retiring from the national team after 13 years in it.
He retired from the national team with 143 games and one title each from the world and European championships. He met the end at the age of 34 and after the World Cup debacle in Qatar, where Spain lost to Morocco in the round of 16.
“The time has come for me to say goodbye to the national team. I want to thank everyone who has followed me along this journey. From Vicente del Bosque who gave me the first chance to Luis Enrique who allowed me to enjoy the last seconds. I also thank Julen Lopetegui, Fernando Hierro and Roberto Moreno for their trust.
It was an honor to represent one’s country and take it to the top, it was an honor to be world and European champion,” the veteran wrote, among other things.
Busquets made his debut in 2009 in a friendly match against England. The forgiveness is not glorious because the last one he did for Spain was the missed penalty against Morocco in the round of 16. Only Iker Casillas (167) and Sergio Ramos (180) have more appearances than him in the national team.