Hal Robson-Kanu confirms Wales retirement


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Wales forward Hal Robson-Kanu has confirmed his retirement from international football.

Coach Ryan Giggs revealed the decision on Wednesday as he unveiled his squad for the upcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.

Wales will be hoping for a fast start to the competition in September but will need to plan for life without Robson-Kanu.

The West Brom striker made a name for himself on the international stage when he scored in the 3-1 win over Belgium at Euro 2016.

Robson-Kanu made 44 appearances for Wales and scored five goals, with his last game coming in October 2017.

Confirming his next move, he said on Twitter: “I am grateful to have lived a dream in representing my nation at an international level.

“It has been an honour to pull on a shirt supported by true pride and unrivalled passion.

“Pride, in achieving what none thought we could, and passion, in being one nation #togetherstronger.

“I have made the decision to retire from international football. Long thought, but a decision made; commitments to my family and dedicating what time I have available to them and choosing to focus on my club career within sport and time needed away from the game.

“I wish Ryan Giggs and the team continued success in the years to come, and appreciate his understanding and support, a new generation to continue building on what Gary Speed and Chris Coleman have set in place.”

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