All Whites goalkeeper Glen Moss announces international retirement

The 35-year-old played 29 times for New Zealand during his 11-year career.
The 35-year-old played 29 times for New Zealand during his 11-year career. Photo credit: Getty Images

All Whites goalkeeper Glen Moss has announced his retirement from international football after more than 11 years representing New Zealand.

The 35-year-old from the Newcastle Jets, who made his debut for New Zealand against Malaysia in 2006, played 29 internationals and recorded eight clean sheets throughout an impressive career.

"It was not something that I took lightly," Moss said in a statement.

"It is something that I have been thinking about over a period of time.

"After our qualifying game over in Peru, I sat down and asked myself, could I go another four years? I didn't want to start the next four-year cycle and decide halfway through that I couldn't commit to the full cycle.

"I decided that four years was a bit much for me at this stage of my career and with my young family as well. I have a four-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter and that played a part.

"I am comfortable with the decision. When I think back on some of the highs and lows, I will look back with fond memories."

Moss admitted the decision will mean he can solely focus on playing for the Jets in the A-League.

"My body takes a bit longer to recover these days from little injuries and I couldn't ask to be in a better club environment than to finish off my club career at the Newcastle Jets."

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