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Argentine Gonzalo Higuain retires

 Argentine Gonzalo Higuain retires:

Former Argentine international striker Gonzalo Higuain lifted the curtain on his football career on Monday, after playing his last match with Inter Miami, to put an end to his career in the stadiums attended by winning titles in Spain, Italy, and England and reaching the World Cup final with his country.

The 34-year-old's last match saw a loss against defending champion New York City in the playoffs of the American League.

"The dream is over, now another life begins," he said during the press conference after the match.

He told Higuain earlier this month that he would retire at the end of the current season, but his career ended earlier than expected after his team's 3-0 defeat.

He refused a goal in the first half due to offside, but the opponent was the better party. In the match, Higuain left the stadium permanently after sitting silently on the field for several minutes toward the end.

The former Real Madrid player stated, "I felt that everything I loved had evaporated. Football was half my life, a journey that lasted 17 years, and the tape of my career passed in my memory. I leave very happily because I gave everything I had and everything I could until today, and this makes me happy."

Higuain came to Europe in 2006 when they played for Real Madrid from River Plate, on his way to winning the Spanish League title 3 times, the Cup once, and the Super Cup twice, and scored 107 goals in 190 games.

In 2013, he then faced Italy through Napoli, who achieved with his colors the record number of league goals in one season (36 goals in 35 games in the 2015-2016 season), before being equalized later by Lazio top scorer Ciro Immobile (season 2019-2020), and he scored 71 goals He scored a goal in 104 matches and scored with him the Italian Cup and the local Super Cup.

Then he moved to Juventus in 2016 for 90 million euros, but after two good seasons with the team, he faced Milan on loan in the summer of 2018, before he also moved on loan to Chelsea in early 2019, with whom he won the European League title before returning to Turin in summer 2019.

Higuain left Turin after winning the Italian League 3 times, the Italian Cup twice, and reaching the 2017 Champions League final.

And joining Inter Miami, owned by former English star David Beckham, in the summer of 2020.

He played in 3 World Cup finals, scored 31 goals in 75 international matches, and reached the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil before losing to Germany.