Swiss Liechtenstein puts an end to his football career


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LausanneStephan Lichtsteiner, former captain of Switzerland and Juventus, announced his retirement at the age of 36 on Wednesday.

Liechtenstein has played 108 international matches with his country and participated with him in the World Cup in three versions (2010, 2014 and 2018) and the European Cup twice (2008 and 2016).

The defender began his career with Grasshopper (2001-2005), then moved to French Lille (2005-2008), then Lazio Italian (2008-2011), but his golden period was with Juventus champion The Italian League In the past nine seasons, where he won the domestic championship seven times and the cup four times, the Super Cup three times, and the title Champions League Twice.

After that, he spent an unsuccessful season at Arsenal (2018-2019), after which he joined Germany’s Augsburg last season.


The new Corona forced a change of plan

Lichtsteiner was scheduled to announce his retirement after contesting the European Cup, which was to be held in the summer of this year, but the consequences of the new Corona virus prevented its launch and led to its postponement until the summer of 2021.

“I was planning to retire after the European Cup 2020. But after UEFA decided to postpone the tournament until 2021, it became clear to me that this was the right time and that I did not want to play another year,” Liechsteiner told the Swiss Confederation website.


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