VIDEO: Eidur Gudjohnsen cries after Iceland fail to reach World Cup 2014

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Eidur Gudjohnsen cries as he announces his retirement from international football after Iceland fail to reach World Cup 2014
EMOTIONAL: Gudjohnsen (Image: YouTube/Siggeirsson)

Watch as Eidur Gudjohnsen cries in a post-match interview while announcing his retirement from international football after Iceland failed in their bid to overcome Croatia and reach the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

In this emotional clip, the former Chelsea striker can’t hold back the tears as the realisation sinks in that he will never play in an international tournament again.

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Gudjohnsen, now 35 and currently plying his trade for Club Brugge, has amassed 78 caps for his country and scored 24 goals.

He addressed the nation live on Icelandic TV:

I’m really afraid that this was my last international match. We did not play well enough this evening. At the start, we were scared to keep control of the ball and play together – there were too many long balls forward and we did not keep possession.

All Icelanders had began dreaming about more success, but after we have recovered we must get together and try to celebrate what we achieved in the group and the milestone we set. Hopefully we can remember that we made the nation a little bit happier and created some excitement around the national team.

Watch as Iceland’s Eidur Gudjohnsen cries in a post-match interview while announcing his retirement from international football after Croatia won the World Cup qualifier play-off in the video below:

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