Former Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has confirmed that he will retire from Chile after the 2018 World Cup.
Defeats to Paraguay and Bolivia during the international break have left Chile’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup next summer hanging by a thread.
Furthermore, Tuesday’s loss to Bolivia was followed by Vidal announcing on Instagram that his country’s final two qualifiers and a hypothetical World Cup were all that he “had left”.
The 30-year-old has scored 23 goals in 97 caps for La Roja and won back-to-back Copa Americas in 2015 and 2016.
Vidal also lifted four straight Scudetti with Juventus between 2011 and 2015, before joining Bayern Munich.
However, he was heavily linked with a return to Serie A via the likes of Inter and Milan over the summer.