Gerard Pique shocks Spain by announcing international retirement after 2018 World Cup amidst 'Sleevegate' controversy... So what exactly is going on?
He will probably go down as Spain’s greatest ever centre-back but it now looks as though Gerard Pique’s international career will end with him retiring at 31. After his latest controversy, Sleevegate, Sportsmail looks at the love-hate relationship between supporters of the Spanish national side and their World and European champion defender.
Pique retiring! Sounds sensational.
It is and it isn’t. He won’t be going anywhere until after the next World Cup and he says he is very enthusiastic about the direction the team are taking under Julen Lopetegui. But yes, after Russia 2018 that’s it.... read more
- 15:25 CCTV appeal after thieves steal computer from shop in Leicester...
- 15:24 US attorney general Jeff Sessions grilled as part of...
- 15:25 Society scoops half a dozen awards at prestigious ceremony
- 15:24 Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs
- 15:24 Germaine Greer says women who ‘spread legs’ for Harvey Weinstein...
- 15:24 Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth
- 15:23 The mystery of the cars abandoned in a robot car park
- 15:23 Amazon's Twitch triumphs over bot-sellers
- 15:23 Cheshire Oaks ready to embark on £23m 21st birthday makeover
- 15:23 Sessions questioned in Russia probe
- 15:23 Woman racially abused and assaulted on Tube train
- 15:23 Olive Tree Brasserie to open another branch in Cheshire
- 15:23 The Health and Wellbeing column with Dr Anthony Clarke
- 15:23 Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis issues passport warning all...
- 15:23 Furniture dumped near Distington
- 15:23 'Worse university references' warning to pupils at top public...
- 15:23 Thousands of jobs at risk as retail giant Sainsbury's axes...
- 15:22 Controversial paper that shows EXACTLY how to make a cousin of the...
- 15:22 Would you have the balls to have a go? NAKED high intensity...
- 15:22 Morecambe charity night for the ladies
- 15:22 Discuss: A new school proposed for Wirksworth
- 15:21 Car insurance premiums set to SKYROCKET to record high in 2018
- 15:21 Music and laughter made for festive fun-filled party time
- 15:21 Fights, broken glass and an emergency - all in a night's work for...
- 15:21 Funding cuts pile pressure on services
- 15:21 Release date for Doncaster filmed movie starring new Doctor Who...
- 15:21 Jamie's restaurant to close in Harrogate
- 15:19 Half of drug drive tests in Lancashire were failed
- 15:19 The Mermaid And Mrs Hancock book review
- 15:18 Relatives of hate crime victims to speak at national conference