Scottish hero David Marshall announces retirement from international football after securing switch from QPR to Hibernian

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Scotland international David Marshall has announced his shock decision to retire from international football.

The goalkeeper, who recently agreed to join Hibernian on a two-year contract, has been a regular in Steve Clarke’s side of late, having been one of four goalscorers named for the recent game in Scotland’s World Cup qualification with Ukraine and their three UEFA Nations League games. fixtures.

David Marshall has been a regular fixture for Scotland in recent years
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Scottish hero David Marshall announces retirement from international football after securing switch from QPR to Hibernian
Marshall was beaten by Schick’s superb strike at last year’s European Championships
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However, after being capped 47 times for his country, the 37-year-old has made the decision to end his international career.

While admitting it was a difficult decision, Marshall admits the prospect of allowing Scotland’s promising goalkeepers to shine on the international stage was behind his decision.

Speaking to the SFA website, he said: “I’ve thought about it for a long time since the disappointment of losing to Ukraine.

“I love playing for my country and the experience of helping the team to a major tournament was the highlight of my career.

“I have memories of playing for Scotland that will last a lifetime, but I also know what it’s like to have this opportunity as a young goalkeeper.

“That was the overriding factor in my decision: Liam and Zander have been involved in recent teams for some time now and it’s important that they can benefit from the experience of supporting Craig as a No.1.

Scottish hero David Marshall announces retirement from international football after securing switch from QPR to Hibernian
Marshall joined Hibs in the summer after spells with Cardiff, Hull Wigan, Derby and QPR

“The more I thought about it over the weekend, the more convinced I was that it was the right thing to do before starting the Nations League campaign.

“My teammates, coaching staff and behind-the-scenes crew all know how much I think of them, and I wish them all the best of luck in the games to come and the campaigns to come.”

Marshall was Scotland’s hero as they sealed Euro 2020 qualification via penalties in a qualifier against Serbia.

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