Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu announces his retirement from international football

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by Callum Ellis

Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu has retired from international football.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs revealed the news as he announced his squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League double-header.

Meanwhile, the forward posted further details on his decision to call time on his international career:

Giggs’ side host the Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on September 6 before travelling to Denmark three days later.

Leeds United striker Tyler Roberts receives his first senior call up to the squad from the under-21 side.

Goalkeeper Adam Davies, who is yet to make a senior appearance is named alongside Wayne Hennessey and Danny Ward, is also yet to make a senior appearance.

While Newcastle United’s Paul Dummett is also named in the squad for the first time since the friendly with Holland in November 2015.

Neil Taylor is a notable absentee with Ben Davies and Dummett occupying the left-back role.

Giggs is able to call on the experience of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen, alongside youngsters David Brooks and Ben Woodburn.

 

The Wales squad in full:

Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies, Chris Gunter, Connor Roberts, James Chester, Ashley Williams, Chris Mepham, Tom Lockyer, Ben Davies, Paul Dummett, Declan John, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Allen, Matthew Smith, Aaron Ramsey, Andy King, Joe Ledley, Harry Wilson, David Brooks, Tom Lawrence, Ben Woodburn, Gareth Bale, Sam Vokes, Tyler Roberts.

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