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Croatia Captain Darijo Srna Announces Farewell After Euro

Darijo Srna (photo/ Drago Sopta HNS)

Darijo Srna (photo/ Drago Sopta HNS)

Croatian football captain Darijo Srna (33) will play his last match for his country at this summer’s Euro in France….

In an interview posted on his Ukrainian club’s website, Srna has made up his mind and will bow out of international football this summer after his third European Championships with Croatia.

“Euro in France will definitely be my last tournament. I want to play the best I can, says thanks and leave and focus on Šahtar,” Srna said. “I am still hungry for success in football. My biggest wish is to end my career at my Donbass Arena. It is my city, my stadium, my life,” he said, before adding that not even coach Ante Čačić will be able to change his mind.

“I will not stay, he can not change my decision. I am tired of the travel, it has drained me. I want to spend more time with my family,” Srna says.

Srna, who has also been to two World Cups with Croatia, says that his side are among the favourites at Euro.
“We are among the 3 main favourites, but that is only on paper. It all depends who will be hungrier for success. We have a hard group, maybe the toughest, but that is not an alibi”.

Srna is the most capped player in the history of the Croatian national team (127 caps) and is also the most capped Shakhtar Donetsk player in the history of the Ukrainian Premier League

Srna says that he plans to get his UEFA Pro Licence and start a career in coaching after he hangs up his boots.

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