Roma midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan left the Armenian national team.
"I remember the first time I put on the national team jersey in a friendly against Panama when I scored my first goal in the World Cup qualifier against Estonia. I wanted to win at every stage of my career, no matter the difficulties.
"It was a great honor for me to play for the national team for the last 15 years and even more honor to be its captain for the last 6 years.
"After 95 international games, hard work, unprecedented ups and downs, I decided to stop playing for the Armenian national team.
"I came to this decision after my last game against Germany in November. I think now is the right time. I gave the team everything I could.
"In the coming years, I will be fully focused on my club career," he wrote on his Facebook.