Captain of Israel's national team, Eran Zahavi has angrily retired from international football after his team was booed by fans in a 1-0 2018 World Cup qualifier loss to Macedonia.

Zahavi was furious, threw his captain’s armband on the pitch and staged a walk out in Haifa when fans started booing his team immediately Macedonia scored.

Israel’s authority frown at Zahavi’s action and the federation has suspended him for an undetermined period.

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"I can't stand it anymore," Zahavi told Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

"We are in a country that doesn't know how to honour its great athletes, so I prefer to leave. It's unbelievable that the fans boo their team. That doesn't happen anywhere else in the world.

"I didn't want to react like I did, but I imploded."

Zahavi plays his professionally football for China's Guangzhou R&F.

At the age of 30, he has made 39 senior national team appearances. Israel will face Italy on Tuesday as the 2018 World Cup qualifier continues.

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