France Striker, Theirry Henry will no longer play for his national team. Henry has recently been in the news for his multi-year contract, signed with the New York Bulls, to play in the Major Soccer League in America.
Currently in New York, ahead of his upcoming debut match for the Bulls, against Totenham Hotspurs, Henry announced his retirement from international soccer at a press conference.
Henry said that he did not want to travel itinerantly like David Beckham who has been shuttling between America and Europe to honour his England commitments while continuing to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy squad, in the MSL.
Henry has been playing for the French national team from 1997. During this tenure, he has made 123 appearances for the team and scored 51 goals.
France won the 1998 World Cup and the Euro 2000 championships; Henry was part of those winning squads. He was also instrumental in helping France reach the final of World Cup 2006, in Germany, a match they lost to Italy.
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