Mexico star set to quit international football after World Cup

Oribe Peralta will retire from international football after this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The America forward, who turns 35 next season, has scored 26 goals in 65 appearances for El Tri.

The striker’s highlight in a Mexico shirt arguably came in the summer of 2012 when he scored four goals—including two in the final—as Mexico won the gold medal at the London Olympics.

Peralta was also a part of Miguel Herrera’s squad at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“It’s going to be my last World Cup,” he said. “After Russia, I’m retiring from the national team” (Marca).

Peralta is part of Juan Carlos Osorio’s 27-man provisional squad for this summer’s tournament and is widely expected to be included in the final 23.

The former Santos striker will continue playing at club level, though it might not be in an America shirt. He has been linked with a move to Toluca during the off-season.

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