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Lehmann still to decide on future

Jens Lehmann
Lehmann is set to make his 60th cap in the semi-finals

Germany keeper Jens Lehmann has refused to be drawn on a decision about his international future.

The 38-year-old lined up for the Germans in their dramatic 3-2 semi-final win against Turkey on Wednesday.

Lehmann, who was making his 60th international appearance, said: "I am concentrating on Wednesday's game."

The former Arsenal keeper will play his club football back in Germany for VFB Stuttgart next season after agreeing a one-year deal.

Lehmann is the second oldest player at Euro 2008 behind Austrian Ivica Vastic (also 38), who twice came off the bench for the co-hosts.

Lehmann has held down the goalkeeping position since Oliver Kahn's retirement after the 2006 World Cup.

German manager Joachim Low was criticised for sticking with Lehmann as his number one despite the keeper only starting 12 games for Arsenal last season.


He has kept two clean sheets in the competition so far, but was beaten twice in Germany's group defeat against Croatia, in their quarter-final against Portugal and in the semi-final.

Even if the Germans were to go all the way to the final in Vienna, Lehmann says he is in no rush to make an announcement about his future.

Speaking before the match, he said: "If we should make it to Vienna I don't believe that I will announce a decision immediately after the final. I don't have any time pressures."

Lehmann has polled a mark of 6.19 out of 10 for his performances at Euro 2008, according to the results of our player rater tool which has run throughout the tournament.

The top rated keeper is Poland's Artur Boruc on 8.37, with Andrei Arshavin top rated overall with a rating of 9.02.

see also
Germany 3-2 Turkey
25 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Ballack warns of Turkish threat
23 Jun 08 |  Germany
Injury rules Nihat out of Euros
23 Jun 08 |  Turkey
Portugal 2-3 Germany
19 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Germany team guide
15 May 08 |  Germany
Germany stats and form guide
27 May 08 |  Germany
Pick your Germany XI
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