Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia has announced that he’s retiring from international football after Argentina’s loss to France.
#ACMilan midfielder Lucas Biglia announces his retirement from international duty. "It's time to step aside" https://t.co/8CUP5aFsK0 #Argentina #ARG #FRAARG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/qiPFuGsiWp— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 30, 2018
He fold Fox Sports after the match,
This is football. We leave with great sadness, because it is the end of the road for some of us. I hope that those who follow can work with less pressure and take Argentina to where it deserves to be.
It’s time for me to step aside, to be honest with myself, to say there is a new generation rich with talent and it’s time for them to take over.
The 32 year-old Biglia barely made the Argentina squad after suffering a back injury back in April, but he failed to make an impact on the pitch during the tournament. Biglia retires with 57 appearances and one goal for Argentina.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
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World Football Links
Uruguay got past Portugal behind Edinson Cavani’s two goals. [BBC.com]
France knocked Argentina out of the World Cup behind Kylian Mbappe’s two goals. [Sky Sports]
A look at a pair of teenage friends from Philadelphia who are pursuing their football dreams abroad. [Brotherly Game]
Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders to go 10 matches without a loss. [Stumptown Footy]
Wayne Rooney said that the lifestyle in DC played a part in his move to D.C. United from Everton. [Sky Sports]