Portugal receives striking cancellation just before the start of the World Cup in Qatar

A striking message from Portugal: Rafa Silva puts an end to his international career. The 29-year-old Benfica midfielder is in blood form and seemed to be a certainty before the World Cup, but says goodbye to the national team for personal reasons.
Silva announces in a statement that he informed national coach Fernando Santos on Monday. For me, this is a sincere and correct decision at this point in my career. I hope that my personal considerations are respected by everyone, says the 25-time international in a statement on Selecção das Quinass official channels.
In addition to 25 international matches, Silva also played fifteen times for Portuguese youth teams. I have represented the national team forty times and contributed to winning the 2016 European Championships and the Nations League. I will always be in the front row to support the team. At Benfica, Silva is in great shape. This season, he came to thirteen official duels under Roger Schmidt, scoring six times and being a principal four times.