Monday, 19 November, 2018

Manchester City's Spain Midfielder David Silva Retires From International Football

David Silva David Silva
Shannon Reynolds | 15 August, 2018, 19:20

Silva's global withdrawal comes after Spanish defender Gerard Pique announced on Saturday that he would not play again with the national team in the new era under former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

The Manchester City star revealed in July he was contemplating making the decision as a result of World Cup disappointment and going through a hard time with the premature birth of his son. "The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person", he said.

Silva will undoubtedly go down as an all-time Spain great, having played a role in their three greatest global successes.

The 32-year-old Manchester City midfielder posted a message on social media on Monday laying out his decision to concentrate his efforts on club football after 12 years representing Spain during which he won two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup.

Prior to his retirement, Silva played earned 125 caps in a Spain shirt, scoring 35 goals in the process.

Priyanka Chopra shows off enormous engagement ring for the first time
While Tandon mentioned her and Chopra's pouty lips in the pic, it was the star's ring that was hard to miss. But actor Raveena Tandon's latest Instagram post shows that Priyanka and Nick are officially hitched.

Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration
Mr Katter and Senator Hanson's parties cover overlapping political ground with a strong Queensland focus. Even so, Hanson joined in the chorus of condemnation of Anning's speech.

Gov. Scott declares state of emergency over toxic algae bloom
Red tide algae bloom has been documented along the Florida Gulf Coast for decades and happens almost every year. The current intensity and duration of red tide is something Florida has not experienced since 2006.

But after more than a decade playing for his nation, Silva has made a decision to call it a day and focus on his club career.

"I leave happy with what (I) achieved".

The midfielder was part of the squad which was surprisingly eliminated by hosts Russian Federation in the last 16 of last month's World Cup.

Andres Iniesta revealed minutes after July's penalty shoot-out defeat he was standing down, while Gerard Pique followed his former Barcelona captain's example on Saturday during a press conference.

Recommended

Turkey Boosts Tariffs Amid US Feud Turkey Boosts Tariffs Amid US Feud White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the U.S. had seen "no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong". The president issued a rallying cry for unity to resist what he has described as an economic war waged by the US.

Ben Zobrist was ejected for making electronic umpire crack Ben Zobrist was ejected for making electronic umpire crack This is the latest chapter in what has become a surprising trend of the Cubs vs. umpire debacle. But regardless, there was a couple bad calls, but we gotta do a better job offensively.

N’Golo Kante reveals ‘sacrifice’ Blues must make under Maurizio Sarri N’Golo Kante reveals ‘sacrifice’ Blues must make under Maurizio Sarri Willian insists there is "no chance" he would still be a Chelsea player if Antonio Conte had remained in charge at Stamford Bridge, Skysports reports.

‘Castle Rock’ Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu; Cast Likely to Change ‘Castle Rock’ Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu; Cast Likely to Change Hulu plans to spend a lot more time in Castle Rock , now that it has renewed the psychological thriller for a second season.

Narendra Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears Narendra Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears Here is a quick look at key takeaways from the prime minister's speech on the occasion of India's 72 Independence Day. Modi said, adding "My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in these floods", Modi added.

Air quality alert issued for northwest Montana Air quality alert issued for northwest Montana The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency does forecast air quality levels to return to GOOD to MODERATE by Wednesday and beyond. For more information on ways to reduce your exposure, see the Washington Department of Health's Smoke From Fire tips .

Taliban attack on checkpoint in northern Baghlan province kills 44 Taliban attack on checkpoint in northern Baghlan province kills 44 About 20 percent of the population in Ghazni depend on the city water system, which has been down since the beginning of fighting. In a short message on social media, the Taliban spokesman posted that the group's "mujahideen have no links with Kabul incident".

Turkey releases Greek soldiers as it slaps 140% tariff on American alcohol The state-run Anadolu Agency said the finance chief would address hundreds of foreign investors on Thursday in a teleconference. Turkey and the United States have been locked in a heated crisis emanating from unjust sanctions and the actions of U.S.

Serena Williams falls to Petra Kvitova in Western & Southern Open second round Serena Williams falls to Petra Kvitova in Western & Southern Open second round She has dealt with blood clots and recently said she has been struggling with postpartum emotions. "Watching from afar. Williams also was knocked out in her last tournament at San Jose two weeks ago after reaching the Wimbledon final.

Wallabies ace Hooper fit for Bledisloe Cup Wallabies ace Hooper fit for Bledisloe Cup The world champions have won 26 of their last 33 meetings but Hansen insists the rivalry between the two nations will not lose its intensity.

Retail inflation at 9-month low; rate hike seems unlikely Retail inflation at 9-month low; rate hike seems unlikely The CSO data revealed that inflation in vegetables declined by (-) 2.19 percent last month, compared to 7.8 percent in June. Price data are received through web portals, maintained by the National Informatics Centre.

Sergio Ramos hits back at Jurgen Klopp over Mohamed Salah shoulder injury Sergio Ramos hits back at Jurgen Klopp over Mohamed Salah shoulder injury Julen Lopetegui's side kick off their domestic season this Sunday night with a home game against fellow Madrid-based club Getafe. Footage from the press conference shows what Marcelo, sitting next to Ramos , thought of his teammate's comments.

Paris Jackson Performs as One Special Fan Cheers Her On Paris Jackson Performs as One Special Fan Cheers Her On Ultimately, she said, "But I didn't did". "Spending those last few moments with you were everything", Jackson wrote on Instagram . Paris posted this, "I can't believe my grandma made it to our second live show, and she actually liked it!?!"

Bonkers Wayne Rooney Heroics Get DC United Last Gasp Win Bonkers Wayne Rooney Heroics Get DC United Last Gasp Win Yes, that's Rooney tracking back hard to make a goal-saving tackle with the score tied 2-2, as D.C. United's keeper had gone forward to press for a victor off a corner and was caught up the pitch.

Inter's Modric Dream Could Be Helped By Real Madrid's Eriksen Interest Inter's Modric Dream Could Be Helped By Real Madrid's Eriksen Interest The key to success is that we have always been, and with him we felt part of that family. But in terms of motivation we never feel beneath anyone.