After giving his best to ensure Croatia beat Nigeria’s Super Eagles 2-0 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup before fighting to the final, Mario Mandzukic has called it quit on international football.

Mandzukic announced his retirement from Croatia at the age of 32.

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"I think the time has come for me now. I gave my best for Croatia and I have contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football," Mandzukic said in a letter circulated by the federation.

The Juventus player said that losing 4-2 to France in the World Cup final to take the runner-up spot had given him "new energy but also made this incredible decision easier".

Mandzukic scored 33 goals for Croatia in 89 games and ranked second only to the country's Davor Suker.

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