Thierry Henry Retires From International Football
Thierry Henry, France’s World Cup and European Championship winning striker has announced his retirement from international football.
After the 32-year-old Arsenal legend’s move from Barcelona to the New York Red Bulls was announced on Wednesday, he made the revelation on Thursday that he was retiring.
He said in a news conference that he made up his mind before the World Cup and that South Africa did not play a part in his decision. He said further that he could have announced it before the World Cup but he didn’t want it to affect the his team. “This is the end for me on the national team”, he was quoted as saying.
Henry had a successful 13-year run as France’s all-time leading goalscorer with 51 goals in 123 appearances. But in the recently concluded World Cup in South Africa, his appearances were as a substitute.