via FIFA

Sardar Azmoun often dubbed as the Iranian Messi has announced his retirement from international football after insults from fans, He also claimed that the insults  made his mother ill. In a post on instagram he wrote “It was a great honor for me to play in my national team, and I am proud of myself till the end of my life. Unfortunately, with all the interest I have, and contrary to the will of my heart, I decided to say goodbye to the national team of my country.
It’s definitely the most painful decision for a young 23-year-old who has come here with a lot of hardship and misery”.

Azmoun who plays for Russian club Rostov is one of most profilic striker in Asia but had struggled in the World Cup and failed to find the back of the net.