Andres Iniesta has announced his retirement from international football following Spain’s penalty-defeat to Russia at the 2018 World Cup.
Per the Mirror‘s Alex Smith, the 34-year-old told Radio Estadio: “This was my last game for Spain. A marvellous spell is over. Sometimes the end is not as you dreamed it.”
Iniesta was left out of the starting lineup for the clash by manager Fernando Hierro and was unable to inspire La Roja to victory following his introduction in the 67th minute, although he took and scored their first penalty in the shootout after the match ended 1-1.
Koke and Iago Aspas failed to beat Igor Akinfeev, though, as Russia secured a 4-3 win.