At the age of 32, Wales midfielder Joe Allen announced his retirement from international competition.
One of Wales’ all-time greatest midfielders, Allen played 74 times for the country.
With the World Cup in Qatar last year serving as his international farewell, he assisted Wales in qualifying for three significant competitions.
Following Gareth Bale’s retirement last month, Wales has now lost another of their best players with the loss of Allen.
Allen of Swansea City was a key player for Wales during the most prosperous stretch in the history of the men’s national team, even though he did not have the same impact as the legendary Bale.
As Wales qualified for Euro 2016, he assisted them in ending a 58-year absence from a major championship appearance. As Chris Coleman’s team advanced to the semifinals, he was selected to the tournament team.
In addition, the former Liverpool and Stoke City player was crucial in helping Wales advance to the second round of the Euro 2020 tournament.