Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall announced his retirement from international football. The 37-year-old is hoping the next generation can come in and earn valuable experience in his absence. Marshall was the star of their qualification campaign for Euro 2020 as he made penalty saves in crucial games against Israel and Serbia. He has not been featured since last summer after he fell out with Wayne Rooney at Derby.

“I have thought long and hard about it since the disappointment of losing to Ukraine. I love playing for my country and the experience of helping the team to a major tournament has been the highlight of my career,” Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall said. “I have memories of playing for Scotland that will last a lifetime but I also know what it is like as a young goalkeeper to have the opportunity. That was the overriding factor in my decision: Liam and Zander have been involved in recent squads for a while now and it is important that they can benefit from the experience of supporting Craig as No.1.”

“The more I thought about it since the weekend, the more I was convinced it was the right thing to do before we start the Nations League campaign,” he added. “My teammates, the coaching staff, and the backroom team all know how much I think of them, and I wish them all the best of luck for the coming games and in the campaigns ahead.”

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