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World cup-goers waving, Russia and Australia to see their captains to quit

Mile Jedinak (34), captain of the Australian national team, will no longer be in the shirt of the Socceroos took office. Also Russian goalkeeper and captain Akinfeev has decided to put an end to his career as an international.

Mile Jedinak (34), captain of the Australian national team, will no longer be in the shirt of the Socceroos took office. Monday, the midfielder with the beard announced that he was a point put behind his career as an international. “After long consideration and discussions with my neighbors I decided that it would be a good time to stop at my country and me to focus on my club,” the Aston Villa player on Instagram. Jedinak made his debut in 2008 as international and represented his country in 79 games, including three at the last world cup. In Russia, he knew twice to score from the strafschopstip, against world champion France, and Denmark. The Australians survived the group stage. Jedinak, who also speelminuten got on the world cup of 2010 and 2014, won in 2015 in your own country, the Asian championship with the Socceroos. Recently decided Tim Cahill (38), good for 107 caps, the for viewed in Australia.

From Russia came the message that goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev are interlandcarrière for looking at. “Every story has a beginning and an end”, said the goalkeeper via a communiqué on the website of the Russian football association. “My story with the national team comes logically to an end. For me it was a huge honor to be the Russian selection to be allowed to argue during the world cup for their own people. That was something I had never dare to dream of, but it happened and it is probably the highlight of my football career. I leave the selection with a pure conscience. There is in Russia a young and talented generation ready.”

Akinfeev, 32 years and 111 international matches, celebrated his debut with the national team in 2004 at just 18 years of age. He currently plays for CSKA Moscow with whom he recently had his contract extended until 2022.

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