Australia goalkeeper Mitch Langerak has ended his international career over travel concerns during the COVID-19 crisis, the 32-year-old announced on Thursday.
Former Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart keeper Langerak, who currently plays for Nagoya Grampus in Japan’s top flight J-League, said that he preferred to stay with his family for the duration of the pandemic.
“This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in terms of football, but it’s the right decision for me and my young family,” Langerak said in a statement.
“I’ve looked at the international calendar up to next year’s World Cup and the likely time away from family, not only due to the camps themselves but periods afterwards in quarantine.
“After sitting down with my family and close circle, I’ve decided to put my family first because…