Vidal Retires From Chile National Team After World Cup Failure

Vidal Retires From Chile National Team After World Cup Failure

Vidal Retires From Chile National Team After World Cup Failure

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has backtracked on his decision to retire from global football.

Worldwide career Vidal completed after the sensational failure of the national team of Chile in the world Cup qualifiers.

But the 30-year-old later took to Twitter to clear up the confusion over his worldwide future.

But Vidal, who has 99 caps, has now completed a U-turn and vowed not to turn his back on his country. Chile is a team of warriors, I feel proud to belong to this squad. And I will not abandon it (the team).

"Guys, thank you for everything, for all these years spent together, for what we died together on the field, that has taught the country and each other".

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Vidal who joined Bayern Munich from Juventus, won the 2015 and 2016 Copa America, beating Argentina on penalties in both occasions.

'This is a very hard time.

The Chileans finished level on points with Peru, but trailed on goal difference to end up in sixth place in the final standing.

The top four teams - Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia - qualified directly for the finals in Russian Federation while Peru are through to a two-legged playoff against New Zealand.

Also Chile's Argentinean manager Juan Antonio Pizzi announced his resignation from the team after Tuesday's disappointment.

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