Sweden captain Granqvist may retire after World Cup

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Moscow, June 26 (IANS) Sweden defender and captain Andreas Granqvist may retire from international football after his side’s match against Mexico at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the player said on Tuesday.

“This could be my last match for the national team, but right now we only think about the upcoming game and we’ll discuss everything else later,” Granqvist told journalists, reports Sputnik news agency.

The 33-year-old will earn his 74th cap for Sweden when the Scandinavian team takes on Mexico in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday in a crunch Group F game.

Granqvist, who is playing in his first World Cup finals, is set to return to Swedish club Helsingborgs following the tournament after having played for Russian side Krasnodar since 2013.

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–IANS

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