Dejan Lovren has announced his retirement from international football.
“As a child, I dreamt of playing at major tournaments and getting to put on that red and white shirt,” Lovren said in his retirement statement.
“I put on the Croatian checkers for the first time when I was nine years old and I will never forget that special feeling – like putting on Superman’s cape.”
Lovren played 78 times for his country including a World Cup Final appearance.
He made his debut in 2009.