Former Manchester United and Everton Midfielder, Marouane Fellaini has announced his retirement from International football.
Fellaini who played for the Belgian National team made this announcement on Thursday via his official twitter handle @Fell
“After twelve years of representing Belgium at the highest level, I have decided to retire from senior international football. It has not been an easy decision for me and not one I take lightly, however, I feel that the time is right for me to step down and allow the next generation of Belgian players to continue this very successful history in Belgian football history. it has been an honour to represent my country 87 times and to be a part of two world cups and a European championship campaign for Belgium. I have many amazing memories with the Red Devils since my debut in 2007 to last year’s world cup in Russia and I am very proud Belgium is currently number 1 in FIFA’s world rankings” Fellaini tweeted.
Fellaini, who currently plays for Chinese outfit Shandong Luneng made 87 appearances for Belgium, scoring 18 goals.
The 31-year-old who played for Everton left Manchester United in February to sign a five and half years contract with Chinese Super League Club, Shandong Luneng.
Belgium is currently sitting at the top in FIFA’s men International ranking ahead of World Cup winners, France.
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