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S. Korean captain Ki Sung-yueng hints at retirement

Incheon, July 1: South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng on Sunday hinted at international football retirement following his country’s early exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

South Korea failed to reach the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup after finishing third in Group F with one win and two losses. South Korea lost 0-1 to Sweden and fell 1-2 to Mexico but claimed a historic 2-0 win over defending champions Germany in their group stage campaign, reports Yonhap news agency.

“I can’t confirm whether I will certainly retire as I cannot make the decision on my own,” Ki told reporters after arriving at Incheon International Airport. “But I did organise my thoughts to some extent.”
Ki said he has been thinking a lot about his role with the national team. He was the most experienced player in the South Korean squad for this year’s World Cup, with 104 caps. Russia 2018 was his third World Cup. IANS