Argentina’s Mascherano opts to retire
Javier Mascherano announced he’s retiring from the national team after Argentina was eliminated from the World Cup.
The 34-year-old midfielder said, “It’s time to say goodbye and for the younger players to step in.”
Mascherano, who has played at four World Cups, made his debut for Argentina in 2003. England’s Stone back: John Stones is back in training with England, two days after coming off at halftime of the 1-0 loss to Belgium at the World Cup because of a calf problem. Swiss forward returns: