Robert Snodgrass has announced his retirement from international football for Scotland.

The 32-year-old West Ham midfielder won 28 caps and scored seven goals for Scotland since making his debut in February 2011, including a hat-trick against Malta in a World Cup qualifier in 2016.

Robert Snodgrass has retired from Scotland duty

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Robert Snodgrass has retired from Scotland duty

Snodgrass had withdrawn from the Scotland squad ahead of Sunday’s game against San Marino with a minor calf injury, and on Tuesday morning announced his decision to retire.

In a statement on the Hammers website, Snodgrass said: “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream.

“It’s been such a special feeling pulling on that Scotland jersey since I was 16-years-old.

“There have been many highs throughout my international career which I’ll always remember with fondness, including my debut against Northern Ireland and my hat-trick in Malta.

Snodgrass played in the defeat to Russia on Sunday

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Snodgrass played in the defeat to Russia on Sunday

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“It’s now the right time for me to step aside, though, and retire from international duty and let the boys and the younger players take my place and hopefully push the squad forward.

“I want to especially thank the Tartan Army for the special support you’ve showed me over the years. I will never forget this.”

The former Hull City and Leeds winger has so far made four Premier League appearances for the Hammers this season after his successful loan spell at Aston Villa in 2017/18 convinced head coach Manuel Pellegrini of his abilities.

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