Essam El Hadary retires from Egypt football national team
Essam El Hadary says he's retiring from the national team after making history and becoming the oldest soccer player to play in a World Cup match during the tournament in Russia.
The 45-year-old posted on Facebook late on Monday: "After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves." El Hadary debuted for the Pharaohs in 1996 and says he's "very proud" after playing in 159 international matches.
He played in Egypt's final group game in Russia, saving a penalty in the Pharaohs' 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia.
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