Gerard Piqué confirms the end of his Spain career

39;Playing for Spain was an awesome experience.'

Pique was rumoured to have been considering his future with his national side following Spain's last-16 defeat to Russian Federation in the World Cup earlier this summer.

Gerard Pique was part of the La Roja squad that got eliminated at the Round of 16 stage at the 2018 World Cup.

The 31-year-old made the last of his 102 worldwide appearances in Spain's World Cup last-16 loss to Russian Federation.

Enrique took over as coach after the World Cup last month, which saw Fernando Hierro in temporary charge following the shock sacking of Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.

And despite the presence of former Barca boss Luis Enrique on the Spain bench, Pique has chose to call it a day.

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The outspoken Barcelona-born defender has never enjoyed the same rapport with Spain supporters as his global team mates, and he has often been booed at games due to his repeated jibes at Real Madrid and his support for a referendum on Catalan independence.

Barcelona begin their season against Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

The Barcelona man is one of 13 players to have reached a century of caps for Spain and was a key player in their victories at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

'It was a lovely time with the national team in which I had the chance to win the World Cup and the European Championship. "Now I want to focus on Barça". "I have a few years left here and I'm going to enjoy them a lot".

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