“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten” he said in a message on social media.“I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered.“I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.”Silva’s announcement follows on from the international retirement of centre-back Gerard Pique last week.Pique’s former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta ended his time with Spain after this summer’s disappointing World Cup finals campaign in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David Silva won the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships with Spain © AFP/File / Roman KruchininMADRID, Spain, Aug 13 – Manchester City midfielder David Silva on Monday called time on his distinguished 12-year international career with Spain.Selected for the first time in November 2006, the 32-year-old helped his country be crowned world champions in South Africa in 2010 and won two European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012.
There were an awful lot of happy people in Hollywood on Thursday. No, the writers strike wasn’t resolved, but the Golden Globe Award nominations were announced. I got the chance to chat with all kinds of folks, although things got kind of crazy. At one point, I found myself saying: “I’m sorry, I can’t talk to John Travolta just yet because Tom Wilkinson is calling from London in three minutes.” Thankfully, I got to talk to Travolta, who was very happy to be nominated for his performance as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.” “I feel relief because there were so many people who wanted good things for this movie,” he said. “I didn’t want to let anybody down. Going out on a limb and giving up my male ego to portray (a woman) paid off.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champJohn waited a long time to do another musical after “Grease,” released in 1978, the same year he got his first Oscar nod for “Saturday Night Fever.” He was Oscar-nominated again for “Pulp Fiction” and won a Golden Globe more than 10 years ago for “Get Shorty.” “As I get older, I get more appreciative of this,” he said. “I realize they are few and far between. As the years go by, the competition gets harder and your abilities are tested further and you feel very lucky to be in the running.” Tom Wilkinson, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Michael Clayton,” called from London: “It’s a wonderful bonus; I feel thrilled to death. It’s not something that happens every week, so it’s sort of like it’s happening for the first time.” Previously nominated for a Globe for his performance in “Normal,” he’s come to enjoy the whole awards hoopla. “What’s not to like? You come over and everybody is really nice to you, nice sleek cars are waiting to pick you up and cater to your every whim and everyone is very charming.” Marion Cotillard, nominated for Best Actress in a movie (musical or comedy) for her performance in “La Vie En Rose,” called from Paris: “I couldn’t have imagined one year ago that I would be talking to you right now about a Golden Globe nomination. It is crazy for me, it is not something you can imagine when you are a French actress in a French movie.” Amy Ryan was the first to call Thursday morning about her Best Supporting Actress nomination for “Gone Baby Gone.” “Oh, my God, it’s so crazy,’ she said. “I just want to sit back and appreciate it and not take it for granted.” David Duchovny was nominated for Best Actor in a comedy series for Showtime’s “Californication.” He won a Globe in 1997 as Best Actor in a TV drama series for “The X Files.” “It’s different for me because it’s in comedy and it’s nice to be recognized in a different vein.” David called the Globes “the most fun because they serve alcohol.” For extended Golden Globe reaction and other celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!