Manchester City’s Spain midfielder David Silva has announced his retirement from international football.
Silva, 32, made his debut in November 2006, won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 and 2012 European Championship titles and played 125 times for Spain.
In a social media post he said, “I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.
“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten.”
Aragones led Spain to their first major trophy at an international tournament in 44 years with victory in the 2008 Euros. He died at the age of 75 in 2014.
On Saturday, Barcelona’s 31-year-old centre-back Gerard Pique also confirmed his retirement from the international game.