Spain defender Carles Puyol has declared that he is weighing up representing la Furia Roja beyond the 2010 World Cup.
The Barcelona centre-back, who scored Spain's winning goal against Germany in the semi-finals, had been linked with retirement from international football after the World Cup.
He has now indicated he is considered staying on with la Furia Roja after a meeting with the Spanish Football Federation's sporting director Fernando Hierro and national team coach Vicente del Bosque.
"Honestly, this is not a decision that I have made. The truth is that, a year ago, I had things more clear than now, I had almost decided to retire from international football," Puyol told EFE.
"Those are normal things in football, but you talk to your team-mates, the coach, Hierro, who are very important people to me and that make you think.
"The decision has not been made. I think about playing the World Cup final, giving my best and trying to help the team reach our big dream."
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