EURO 2016

Srna calls time on international career with Croatia

The 33-year-old right-back says he has played his final game for the national teams after making 134 appearances for Croatia.

Srna calls time on international career with Croatia
ROLEX DELA PENA EFE

Darijo Srna announced on Sunday that he has played his final game at international level for Croatia. The 33-year-old right-back has decided the time is right to retire from the national team after having defended his country's shirt 134 times.

Just hours after Croatia were eliminated from Euro 2016 by Portugal, the Shakhtar Donetsk defender, and Croatia captain for many years made his announcement.

It hasn't been a happy tournament for Srna, who received the bad news that his father had passed away just after the team's Euro 2016 opener against Turkey.

After travelling back home to pay his repects at his father's  funeral, the Croatia captain rejoined the squad and featured in the starting line-up in the next three games - dedicating each one to his late father.

Srna gained his first cap for Croatia against Romania in 2002 and scored his first goal at full international level a year later against Belgium.