Legendary Netherlands Midfielder, Wesley Sneijder Retires From International Football

Wesley Sneijder Retires From International Football

Legendary Dutch football star, Wesley Sneijder, the Netherlands' most-capped player, has retired from international football. The 33-year-old, (Born 9th June, 1984) who plays for Qatari side Al-Gharafa, made his debut in 2003 and went on to play 133 games.

Midfielder Sneijder made the decision to retire after a discussion with Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, who was appointed in February 2018. "I understand that Koeman wants a fresh start with younger players. I respect his decision," Sneijder said.

Sneijder surpassed Edwin van der Sar as the Netherlands' most-capped player in June 2017 in his 131st appearance. He was part of the side that reached the World Cup final in 2010, where the Netherlands were beaten 1-0 by Spain in South Africa.

The former Inter Milan midfielder last played for the Dutch in their 3-0 victory over Romania in November.

According to Netherlands Coach;

"Wesley is one of the best Dutch internationals in recent years, an amazing player with a great attitude," Koeman said. "But I want to build a new team and therefore have to make choices."

A statement from the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said they would discuss a possible coaching role with Sneijder once he had finished playing club football.


Legendary Netherlands Midfielder, Wesley Sneijder Retires From International Football Legendary Netherlands Midfielder, Wesley Sneijder Retires From International Football Reviewed by Exlink Lodge on Sunday, March 04, 2018 Rating: 5

No comments:

You may also like this
Rebecca More. Powered by Blogger.