Oribe Peralta set to retire from international football after 2018 World Cup
Oribe Peralta started to find success late on in his career and quickly became a fan favorite and a key player for the Mexico national team. At 34 years old, Peralta plays a distinct role for Club America and El Tri as his playing career is coming to a close.
This Wednesday, May 30, Peralta officially announced in an interview with Marca Claro that he would be retiring from international football after the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “El Hermoso” may still go on to play for a few years in the Liga MX, but this does close a chapter in his illustrious career.
Peralta has received call ups to the national team since 2005 and has amassed 80 caps and 37 goals for his country. His most memorable goals came in the 2012 summer Olympics where he helped the Aztec side obtain a gold medal.
The Torreon native has been a key figure and a cult classic for El Tri since 2012 and made it to the World Cup squad in 2014. Peralta did manage to score a goal against Cameroon in that World Cup and will be looking to help his team this summer in Russia.
— MARCA Claro (@MarcaClaro) May 30, 2018
The Mexican striker has lifted four titles with El Tri, has achieved several personal achievements and will be a player that will live on after his retirement from international football.