Guido Burgstaller retires from international football

After seven-and-a-half years with the Austria national team, Guido Burgstaller has decided to call time on his international career with immediate effect. From now on, the 30-year-old wants to focus solely on his club career with FC Schalke 04.

“This was not an easy decision for me to make. I have been thinking long and hard about this and I think that is the right decision for my health and my family”, Burgstaller said, explaining the reasons for his retirement. “Now I want to put all my energy into Schalke and focus on my family. I wish the national team and all the players good luck for the future.”

Now I want to put all my energy into Schalke and focus on my family

Guido Burgstaller

The striker made his debut for Austria on 29th February 2012 against Finland under Marcel Koller. All-in-all, Burgstaller made 25 appearances for his country, scoring two goals. In June 2019, he scored the winner against Slovenia in Austria’s vital 1-0 European Championship qualifying win.

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