Real Madrid legend announces international retirement

Real Madrid’s historic goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, announced his retirement from international football and will not participate with the Costa Rica national team in the 2024 Copa America.

“I leave feeling grateful,” the former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper said in his announcement. “This chapter has come to an end. It is bittersweet and difficult to accept.”

He also added, “This stage has come to an end, and this is not a farewell, but rather a promise for a later meeting. The careers of me and Costa Rica will undoubtedly intersect again… Thank you to the national team.”

Navas, 37 years old, played 114 international matches with Costa Rica, and the peak of his brilliance was when he led his country to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup and was one of the most important stars of the tournament, and from there he moved to Real Madrid.

Navas achieved the historic Champions League hat-trick with Real Madrid, before moving in 2019 to Paris Saint-Germain, from where he was loaned to Nottingham Forest for a season, and now his departure from PSG has been announced.