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Stipe Pletikosa Says Goodbye to Croatia

CroatiaVeteran Croatian goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa has retired from international football…

Pletikosa, who has been Croatia’s number 1 for the last 15 years, informed the Croatian FA, coach Niko Kovač and the public of his decision to retire this weekend. Pletikosa made his debut on 10 February 1999 against Denmark and appeared at five major tournaments for Croatia (EURO 2008, 2012, World Cup 2002, 2006, 2014) during his 114 caps.

“Stipe knew the moment when it was time to retire and we all respect that. He has left a big impression in the Croatian jersey as a keeper and also as a man and we thank him from our hearts for that. On behalf of the federation and personally I wish him health, luck and success in the future,” said Croatian FA President Davor Šuker.

Pletikosa joins Eduardo da Silva and Ognjen Vukojević as those who have decided to hang up their boots for their country after the World Cup in Brazil. (pic: Drago Sopta / HNS)

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