Shevchenko calls it a day

Shevchenko calls it a day

Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko announced he will retire from international football after his country's elimination from Euro 2012 with a 1-0 defeat by England on Tuesday.

Shevchenko, the finest player Ukraine has produced since independence from the Soviet Union, told reporters he intends to says his farewell in a friendly game before standing down from national team duty. "It was my last official game for Ukraine.

A bit later on I will arrange a farewell game to say goodbye to supporters. What are my plans now? I simply want to go home and put my arms around my kids and kiss my wife," he said.

The 35-year-old, who is his country's youngest and oldest goalscorer and record marksman with 48 goals in 111 ties, started on the bench against England due to a knee injury. 

Former AC Milan and Chelsea forward began the tournament in grand style scoring both goals against Sweden.

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