[Official] Vecino Announced Retirement From Uruguay National Team

Matías Vecino has officially announced his retirement from the Uruguayan National Team. The Lazio player shared a statement on social media explaining his reasons for stepping down.

Recently, Matías Vecino’s decision to retire from the national team became public. Despite being on Marcelo Bielsa's reserve list for the Copa América, the Lazio midfielder declared his departure.

"I feel that I have completed a cycle and given everything I had to the National Team," Vecino wrote in a letter posted on Instagram. He added that the decision was not made lightly or quickly.

Vecino expressed his happiness and pride in having played 70 games for Uruguay, describing his eight-year journey as incredible.

He thanked the Uruguayan Football Association and its members for their support and concluded with a message: "From now on, I will be cheering as just another fan, always wishing the best for Uruguay. Let’s go, Celeste!"

Vecino ended his national team career with 70 appearances and five goals. He debuted on March 26, 2016, in a 2-2 draw against Brazil in Recife for the South American Qualifiers. He played in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and participated in three Copa América tournaments: the Centenario (2016), 2019, and 2021.

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