Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward retires from international football | Football News |

Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward retires from international football | Football News |

Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward retires from international football | Football News |

Stephen Ward won 50 caps for the Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward has announced his retirement from international football.

The 33-year-old Burnley full-back, who was omitted from Mick McCarthy’s 23-man squad for this month’s European qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, has called it a day after winning 50 senior caps and representing his country at both Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.

After…
5️⃣0️⃣ senior caps
7️⃣ years
3️⃣ goals
2️⃣ EURO tournaments

We say a massive THANK YOU to Stephen Ward as he announces his international retirement

A gentleman, a warrior and a great servant! 🇮🇪 #ThanksWardy #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/ER6DDcFaBw

— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) March 14, 2019

“It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided to retire from international football,” said Ward.

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