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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 12:27 GMT 13:27 UK
Nesta retires from internationals
Italy's Alessandro Nesta
Alessandro Nesta has had a glittering international career
Italy defender Alessandro Nesta has announced his retirment from international football.

The 31-year-old AC Milan star, who played in the Champions League final win against Liverpool in May, want to concentrate on club commitments.

He said: "I will never join the national team again. My adventure with the Azzurri finishes here."

Nesta, who won 78 caps, was part of Italy's squad that won the World Cup in Germany in 2006.

He has not played for his country since injuring his right thigh in the third game of Italy's World Cup campaign.

Nesta underwent shoulder surgery in December and returned to help Milan win the Champions League, but opted to sit out Italy's recent European Championship qualifiers because he was getting married.

He joined Milan in 2002, recently signing a contract extension keeping him at the San Siro until 2011.



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