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Paraguay Striker Santa Cruz Announces Retirement From International Football

Former and striker Roque Santa Cruz, ’s all-time leading scorer, has announced his retirement from international football.

santa-cruz-olimpiaThe 35-year-old said on Tuesday that Paraguay’s World Cup qualifiers against and in the next week would be his last appearances for the national team.

“With this call-up I am bringing to an end my time in the national team,” said Santa Cruz, who currently plays for his original club Olimpia.

santa-cruz-manchester-city“It’ s a decision that’ s hard to take but had to be taken at some point…I think it’ s time to just dedicate myself to my club. I’ m happy to retire at a time when I still feel good enough to play.”

Paraguay are currently seventh in the South American zone standings with 15 points from 10 matches.

santa-cruz-munichFrancisco Arce’s team will host Peru in Asuncion on Thursday before confronting Bolivia in La Paz next Tuesday.

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