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The former couple had been together for 11 years, having started dating in 2010. In an interview, Gerard Pique recalled the first time he met the singer, who performed at the 2010 World Cup before Spain’s 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the finals and talked about their relationship.
Gerard Pique Made Shocking Announcement About Quitting Football
According to sources, the defender will quit playing after Barcelona’s game vs Almeria at Camp Nou on Saturday, and that will be an emotional send-off. Gerard Pique made the shocking announcement in a touching two-minute video posted on social media, where the 35-year-old talked about his time with the club which he joined back in 2008 from Manchester United. He said:
“I have always said that after Barcelona there wouldn’t be another team and that’s the way it will be. This Saturday will be my last game at the Camp Nou. I will become a regular fan. I will support the team. I will pass my love of Barca to my children as my family did with me. And you know me. Sooner or later. I’ll be back. I’ll see you at the Camp Nou. Long live Barca. Always.”
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Shakira had a bigger impact on football than Gerard Pique
— Alfie (@DeanoButTweets) November 3, 2022
shakira did more for football than pique did
— meg (@frawnts) November 3, 2022
Man Lost Shakira & Football within the same year…
Tragic end to a Legend's career 💔
I can feel you Pique, Good luck ahead 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/ja4bF14NhC
— Tommy 🎩 (@Shelby_Messi) November 3, 2022
Is there an opportunity of them making up and continuing from where they stopped?
One of Shakira’s complaints was that Pique didn’t have time for his family, but now that he has retired from football that took him away from family…is reconciliation possible? pic.twitter.com/bFRLK9LXEK
— Godwin Enakhena (@genakhena) November 4, 2022
✅✅ Pique announces his retirement from football💥💥
🗣 He finally admitted he's no longer a key player. The new regulation that prohibits player from having business relations forced him to make his decision, alongside his personal issues with Shakira #Pique #FCBlive
— Rayan Mahfouz (@RayanMahfouz13) November 4, 2022
People all over the internet have reacted to this shocking news and many even shared their opinions by saying how Shakira is dominating his life and career following the cheating scandal. It marks the end of the long and successful career for this talented footballer where he paved his way through the youth ranks as a boy. Gerard Pique first joined La Masia set-up way back in 1997 and was in the same age category as future teammates Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas.
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Why Barcelona Legend Gerard Pique Is Retiring From Football?
After the footballer got accused of cheating on his ex-partner, Pique decided to quit his career as a footballer. But the star wants to pass his love for Barca to his children. The World Cup champion, who shares sons Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, with the singer, gushed in the video clip. He said “As my family did with me. And you know me, sooner or later, I’ll be back. I’ll see you at Camp Nou. Long live Barca. Always.”
Another source revealed that he is calling it quits because he is not ready to accept a substitute’s role and feels that he can still contribute a lot to football.