Croatian striker, Mario Mandžukić retires from International football after his World Cup heroics

Croatian striker, Mario Mandžukić retires from International football after his World Cup heroics
Croatia forward Mario Mand?uki? has announced his retirement from international football after helping his country to this summer’s World Cup final.The 32-year-old striker won an impressive 89 caps for his national side since making his debut back in 2007 against Macedonia, becoming a mainstay of the Croatian side by scoring 33 goals, with eight of those goals coming in major tournaments.The Juventus striker is just three goals short of becoming Croatia’s all-time top goal scorer, but has decided to call time on his international career in order to focus on the remainder of his club career.In an emotional post on In?stagram, Mand?uki? thanked the fans for their support during his career, also describing how he will miss the honour of wearing the Croatia jersey and hearing the national anthem. Mand?uki? feels that has given everything for Croatia during his 11 year career with the national side, and therefore feels that now is the right time to retire from playing for his country.Mand?uki? is not the only player to have announced their international retirement after the World Cup in Russia, with Spanish internationals Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and David Silva, as well as Germany and ?Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, all having previously done the same.