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Last Updated: Monday, 3 July 2006, 17:32 GMT 18:32 UK
Carlos quits international scene
Roberto Carlos
Carlos bowed out of international football with defeat against France
Brazil defender Roberto Carlos has announced his retirement from international football.

The 33-year-old left-back featured in Brazil's 1-0 defeat against France on Saturday which sent the South Americans out of the World Cup.

The Real Madrid star amassed 132 caps and scored 11 goals since making his international debut in 1993 and featured in three World Cups.

"I've stopped with the national team," he said. "It was my last game."

He was a regular in the Brazil side that won the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea and also won the Copa America in 1997 and 1999, the Confederations Cup in 1997, and a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics.

Carlos missed out on a place in the squad for the USA 94 World Cup when Brazil went on to win their fourth title.

And in 1998 he was again denied his chance of World Cup success when France claimed the trophy in Paris with a 3-0 victory in the final.

But in 2002 he finally lifted the trophy when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the final.

Carlos had previously said he intended to play on for his country for several more seasons.

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