EDITORS NOTE - THIS MATERIAL CONTAINS FOOTAGE ORIGINALLY SHOT 4:3
UNKNOWN LOCATION (FILE) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. JAVIER MASCHERANO TRAINING WITH ARGENTINA
UNKNOWN LOCATION (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
2. JAVIER MASCHERANO TRAINING WITH LIVERPOOL
BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - AUGUST 30, 2010) (TVE - NO ACCESS SPAIN) (ORIGINALLY 4:3)
3. VARIOUS OF MASCHERANO IN BARCELONA KIT BEING UNVEILED AT CAMP NOU
4. VARIOUS OF MASCHERANO OUTSIDE CAMP NOU BEING INTRODUCED TO FANS
BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - AUGUST 16, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. JAVIER MASCHERANO ARRIVING FOR AND THEN LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
6. MASCHERANO WITH BARCELONA TEAM MATES ON TRAINING PITCH
BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 3, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
7. VARIOUS OF MASCHERANO AND BARCELONA TEAM MATES IN CHARITY MATCH
BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 4, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
8. MASCHERANO AND LIONEL MESSI MEETING CHILDREN AT A BARCELONA HOSPITAL
9. MASCHERANO MEETING CHILDREN
BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 3, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
10. MASCHERANO WITH FELLOW BARCELONA PLAYERS
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MARCH 20, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
11. VARIOUS OF MASCHERANO TRAINING WITH ARGENTINA
MARBELLA, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 26, 2018) (HEBEI CFFC TV - ACCESS ALL)
12. MASCHERANO SIGNING FOR HEBEI
13. VARIOUS OF MASCHERANO BEING PREPARED FOR A PHOTOSHOOT
14. EZEQUIEL LAVEZZI LOOKING ON AND TAKING A PHOTOGRAPH WITH HIS PHONE
15. MASCHERANO POSING FOR A PHOTO
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 28, 2011) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
16. STILL PHOTO SHOWING JAVIER MASCHERANO LIFTING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (FILE - DECEMBER 18, 2011) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
17. STILL PHOTO SHOWING JAVIER MASCHERANO LIFTING CLUB WORLD CUP TROPHY
STORY: Former Barcelona and Liverpool man and Argentina's most-capped player Javier Mascherano announced his retirement from all football on Sunday (November 15).
The 36-year-old, currently playing for Argentine side Estudiantes, made the announcement following his side's 1-0 loss against Argentinos Juniors.
Mascherano won five La Ligas and two Champions Leagues during a trophy-laden eight-year spell at Barcelona, who he joined from Liverpool and West Ham before that.
Having started his career at Argentine giants River Plate, he left Europe to join Chinese club Hebei China Fortune in 2018 .
He ends his career as Argentina's most capped player, with 147 appearances, including featuring at four World Cups and having won Olympic gold with the team in 2004 and 2008.
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