Argentina’s Riquelme to Retire from International Play
Blog reader Matias passes along this story in Spanish that says that Argentina’s Juan Roman Riquelme is set to announcement his retirement from international competition. This comes as a surprise as the 28-year-old was named captain of Argentina’s losing side in last week’s friendly against Brazil. The playmaker has taken quite a bit of heat for his less than stellar performance in that match and after previous Argentina matches. I’ve always enjoyed watching the guy play and find it hard to believe a guy his age would step down, but maybe a break from the pressure would do him some good.