Sweden's Ola Toivonen, left. Photo: MARTIN MEISSNER/AP

Sweden forward Ola Toivonen has decided to quit playing for the national team, the Swedish Football Association said on Tuesday.

"I have mulled this for a while after a successful [World Cup]  playoff and experienced the dream of playing in the World Cup finals so it felt like the right moment to quit," he said in a statement to the Swedish Football Association's website.

Toivonen, who plays for French side Toulouse, scored 14 goals in 64 appearances for Sweden since he made his debut in 2007.

The 32-year-old scored his last goal for Sweden against Germany in the group stage of the World Cup finals in Russia. Germany won that encounter after a spectacular late free-kick by Toni Kroos.

Coach Janne Andersson said he respected Toivonen's decision and thanked him for his "great efforts over the years."

"Toivonen has really contributed to the national team's results during my term," he added.

Several other veterans in Andersson's squad have expressed their intent to continue in the national team, including captain Andreas Granqvist, midfielder Sebastian Larsson, and forward Marcus Berg.