Football: Piszczek calls it a day with Poland
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Defender Łukasz Piszczek has said he is ending his career as an international with the Poland squad.
Łukasz Piszczek. Photo: Thomas Rodenbücher (IMG_1778.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
"My adventure with the national team has come to an end," the 33-year-old footballer, who plays for German side Borussia Dortmund, wrote on Facebook.
Piszczek made his debut for Poland as a senior in 2007, earning 65 caps and scoring three goals.
He said: "Sometimes in life you have to make hard but rational decisions. After long reflection, I’ve made such a decision.”
Poland disappointed fans after failing to advance to the knockout phase of the recent World Cup in Russia. The squad lost 1-2 to Senegal and 0-3 to Colombia in the group stage.
The Poles won their final game, beating Japan 1-0, but finished bottom of their Group H.
Following their early exit from the tournament, Jerzy Brzęczek took over as Poland manager, replacing Adam Nawałka.