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Egypt's goalie, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

AP  |  Cairo 

Egypt's says he's retiring from the national team after making history and becoming the oldest player to play in a match during the tournament in

The 45-year-old posted on late on Monday: "After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves." El Hadary debuted for the Pharoahs in 1996 and says he's "very proud" after playing in 159 international matches.

He played in Egypt's final group game in Russia, saving a penalty in the Pharaohs' 2-1 defeat by

El Hadary will remain for Egypt's Ismaili team. He's a celebrity at home since won three straight African Cup titles with him as between 2006 and 2010.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 14:35 IST