Scott Arfield clarifies rumours on international future


Rangers and Canadian midfielder Scott Arfield has finally spoken about his international future by saying that he has not retired from the national team. There have been many rumours that the 30-year-old has finally called time on his international career. Even though Arfield was able to represent Scotland in the formative years of his football career, he was able to choose Canada as the senior team that he would go on to represent. This decision was made in 2016 and he has not looked back since then. The midfielder has gone on to make 19 appearances for the national team while even featuring the 2019 Gold Cup as the captain of the national team.

The rumours about Arfield’s international career cropped up when Rangers boss Steven Gerrard claimed that he was extremely happy thatArfield did not have to go on international duty anymore. This was seen as a strong hint that the midfielder had chosen to announce his international retirement. This would have been a major blow for the national team, asArfield is one of the few players with a lot of pedigree who has picked up Canada over a European nation.Arfield has now revealed that he has spoken with Canadian manager John Herdman, who is set to announce his squad in the next few days.

That’s up to the Canada manager [whether I play again or not]. I think the last camp we had was last November and I’ve spoken to John Herdman on numerous occasions since that period. He’ll announce a squad in the next two weeks and we’ll see about that then,” said Arfield. The national team will be taking on Aruba and Suriname in World Cup qualifiers during the month of March. It is highly anticipated now that Arfield will be included in the squad.