Real Betis midfielder Andrés Guardado is set to announce his retirement from the Mexican national team, report Estadio Deportivo.
While it has not been made official yet, it is believed that the 36-year-old has already informed the President of the Mexican Football Federation Yon de Luisa that he intends to retire from the national team.
Guardado made his debut for Mexico in 2005 and has racked up 179 appearances for El Tri, scoring 28 goals in the process. He is Mexico’s most-capped player, ahead of Claudio Suárez and Rafael Márquez, who have 177 and 147 caps respectively.
During his time with the national team, he played at five World Cups and won the CONCACAF Gold Cup on three occasions.
Guardado’s contract is expected to expire in June 2023 with Real Betis and there is a great deal of uncertainty over whether the Mexican midfielder will choose to extend his time at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.
GSFN | Tom Cserép