Gudjohnsen admits retirement following World Cup play-off loss in Croatia.
Former Chelsea, Barcelona and Tottenham forward Eidur Gudjohnsen announced his international retirement live on Icelandic television last night, following the 1-0 World Cup play-off loss in Croatia.
With the score tied at 0-0 from the first leg in Iceland, Mario Mandzukic’s goal sent 10-man Croatia to the finals and Iceland’s record goalscorer said a teary farewell after the match.
Gudjohnsen, who scored 24 goals in 77 caps for his country, made his debut as a 17-year-old in 1996, when he came on as a substitute for his father, Arnor, then 34, in a match against Estonia. It was to be Arnor’s final appearance for his country.
You can watch the video of Gudjohnsen’s teary farewell HERE. Skip to 2.25 for the emotional bit.
And you can watch Gudjohnsen replacing his father in 1996 below: