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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK
Poborsky quits international game
Czech Republic midfielder Karel Poborsky retires from international football
Poborsky is Czech Republic's most-capped player
Veteran Czech Republic midfielder Karel Poborsky has confirmed his retirement from international football.

Poborsky, 34, hinted before the World Cup that he planned to quit the national team after the tournament.

He made a record 118 appearances for his nation, scoring eight goals, and plans to play one more season for his club Ceske Budejovice.

"I'm grateful for my experiences in the national team but I am quitting," said the ex-Manchester United star.

The Czechs were tipped to do well in Germany but failed to progress past the group stage.

Poborsky made his international debut against Turkey in 1994 and was a major force in the Czech team that reached the final of the European Championships in 1996.

He has also played for Benfica, Lazio and Sparta Prague.

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