Barcelona's Pique announces global retirement from Spain

Pique announces end of Spain career

Pique announces end of Spain career

Barcelona's Gerard Pique has announced his retirement from worldwide football with Spain. However, some reports claimed Pique was set to continue to play for La Roja after Luis Enrique, his former Barca manager, was appointed as Julen Lopetegui's permanent successor.

"I talked to him (Enrique) a week or two ago".

Piqué - who reached his global century during the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation - was part of the successful squads that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

Pique is the latest member of the great World Cup-winning Spanish side to quit the national team, following the likes of former Barcelona teammates Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.

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"I talked to [Luis Enrique] two weeks ago, I told him that the decision was made a while ago", said Pique, who made his global debut in a friendly in 2009.

"I'm very happy to have participated in all these successes, but now I want to focus on Barca".

"I have had a really good time, with a European Championship and a World Cup, but that story is at an end", he told reporters on Saturday prior to Barcelona's Supercopa clash with Sevilla. Although Spain made it through to the knockout stages, many felt their earlier-than-anticipated exit to the host was a result of their manager's sudden departure.

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