8/15/2018 3:56:32 PM (GMT+3)

Croatia World Cup hero Subasic calls time on international career

Croatia World Cup hero Subasic calls time on international career

ZAGREB, Croatia: A day after star striker Mario Mandzukic and defender Vedran Corluka also announced their international retirements, Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic also joined them, one month after starring in the World Cup final. 

"The time has come after 10 years on the national team to say goodbye my favourite jersey," Subasic wrote in a letter published by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), a day after striker Mario Mandzukic retired.

"I made my decision long before the World Cup because my dream was to end my career with the national team at a World Cup," Subasic added.

"The one in Russia was the most emotional moment of my career... thank you all," added the Monaco goalkeeper.

The native of Zadar made his debut for the "Vatreni" (Fiery Ones) in 2009. 

"What's important is that I am a fulfilled, happy man who played for his country & wore the most beautiful shirt in the world," he added.

At the World Cup in Russia he was the hero in the last 16 against Denmark, making three penalty saves in a nail-biting shootout.

In the quarterfinals, he stopped two goalbound shots to help eliminate hosts Russia, before seeing off England and then falling to France in the final.

 

 

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