“I would like to announce that after almost 15 years and 143 matches, the time has come to say goodbye to the national team,” the 34-year-old Barcelona stalwart wrote on his social media platforms.
Busquets is the last member of the 2010 squad to retire from international football – he was also part of the team that won the European title in 2012.
He was captain of the 2022 World Cup squad that lost on penalties to Morocco in the round of 16.
Only his 2010 teammates Iker Casillas (167) and Sergio Ramos (180) were pictured Spain more often than him.
“It has been an honor to represent my national team and to help them rise higher, to be European and world champions. To have been captain and to have played so many matches with a certain level of success and always trying to do my best,” writes Busquets.