World Cup winner Rami retires from international football
Following France's World Cup triumph in the World Cup final in Russia, defender Adil Rami has opted to call it quits to his career with Les Bleus.
Adil Rami has announced his retirement from international football after winning the World Cup with France on Sunday. Olympique de Marseille centre-back Rami made his France debut back in 2010 and has played 35 times for his country. Despite getting to be a member of Didier Deschamps' squad in Russia, the 32-year-old did not actually get on to the pitch during the tournament. Nevertheless, he still feels a part of the team's success following the gruelling days of training - and has now decided to go out on a high.
Speaking to TF1, Rami said: "The France team is over for me." And, when talking to RMC Sport, he added: "Even if I did not play, I had to be ready at all times to play 90 minutes. I trained twice a day. The team was huge, I do not have words for that. The atmosphere is extraordinary. I have never seen a team from France with such an atmosphere, so much joy, every day, even after the matches, before the matches. It's beautiful."