Wesley Sneijder, most-capped player for Netherlands, retires from international football

David Cooper - Writer 17:37 04/03/2018
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Wesley Sneijder has made a record 133 appearances for the Netherlands.

Former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan superstar Wesley Sneijder has announced his international retirement following a chat with new Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman.

The two met in Qatar, where Sneijder now plays for Al Gharafa having transferred from Ligue 1’s Nice earlier this year – a move that the midfielder says he knew would impact his international career.

Sneijder is the Oranje’s record appearances holder, having made 133 appearances for the national team during a 15-year international career.

His high point was the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in which he was the joint-top scorer with five goals as the Dutch reached the final before losing to Spain. He was also named to the team of the tournament.

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