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Gerard Pique says will quit Spain team in political spat

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish defender Gerard Pique has announced that he will end his international career after the 2018 World Cup amid renewed controversy over his political views. The Barcelona star, who supports independence for Catalonia, came under fire again after Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win against Albania. Pique, who played in the Spain team that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, was criticised in the Spanish media for allegedly removing the national colours from his playing strip.
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