Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani declared his retirement from international football on Thursday.

At 37 years old, he is the second highest goal scorer and third most capped player in his country, with 58 goals in 136 appearances.

Cavani, who currently plays for Boca Juniors, wrote on social media: “I have been and always will be blessed to have pulled on this shirt to represent what I love most in the world, my country.

“I want to dedicate myself to this new stage of my career and give everything I have to where I need to be.

“Today I’ve decided to retire, but I’ll always follow you with my heart pounding, just like when I played in that beautiful shirt.”

Cavani made his debut for Uruguay in 2008 and played at four World Cups.


He also won the 2011 Copa America in Argentina.

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