WALES' Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu has retired from international football.

The striker, who scored against Slovakia and Belgium as Wales reached the semi-finals in France two years ago, broke the news to national manager Ryan Giggs yesterday.

In a message to fans, Robson-Kanu said: "I am grateful to have lived a dream in representing my nation at an international level. It has been an honour to pull on a shirt supported by true pride and unrivalled passion.

"I have made the decision to retire from international football. Long thought, but a decision made; commitments to my family and dedicating what time I have available to them and choosing to focus on my club career within sport and time needed away from the game.

"I wish Ryan Giggs and the team continued success in the years to come, and appreciate his understanding and support, a new generation to continue building on what Gary Speed and Chris Coleman have set in place.

"Thank You to every individual and supporter of our proud nation. From losses and heartache to jubilation and joy. I look forward to becoming one of you, and am simply proud to have played my part in our journey."

Giggs has today named his squad for the Nations League matches against the Republic of Ireland and Denmark next month.

Defender Neil Taylor is missing and there is no place for Newport's Lee Evans but Newcastle United's Paul Dummett returns to the squad.