Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has declared his intention to retire from his international career to Chile national football team after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Vidal’s announcement to end his duty from Chile came after the recent 1-0 loss against Bolivia and a shocking 3-0 home loss to Paraguay in World Cup qualifying last week.
Right now, Chile is already at the outside of the playoff spot by a point while sitting in the sixth position with two games remaining.
The 30-year-old Chilean midfielder took a post in his official Instagram account and apologized to the fans with those huge two losses.
“Sorry Chile for these two losses! We gave everything on the field but we couldn’t win. We will continue fighting!!! Two matches and the World Cup is what I have left, thanks for so much affection in all these years!!!!” Vidal said through his account
The international retirement by Vidal may be come sooner but he is now ready to face the final chapter playing in the national team where he played an important role in the past two World Cups, with Chile reaching the round of 16 in both occasions. (Check 12BET for the best Soccer Betting Tips)
“I’m going to prepare myself to be at my best for the next two games [against Ecuador and Brazil]in order to go to the World Cup and then leave the national team. I’ve been thinking about it for some time, I want to be with my family. These 10 years have been hard and the time has come to rest.” Vidal added
The former Juventus star also rest assured that they are going fight until the end for the third straight World Cup appearance.
“The situation is terrible. But the important thing is that we still have a chance and we are going to fight until the end. With one month more under our belt, we should be able to take six points. I’m sad and down but I have a lot of hope.” Vidal expressed
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