Ferreira retires from Portugal

August 31, 2010

Portugal right-back Paulo Ferreira has announced his retirement from international football.

Ferreira, 31, made the decision after being called into the squad for his country's opening two Euro 2012 qualifiers. The Chelsea defender has informed the Portuguese Football Federation of his decision.

Ferreira made 62 appearances for Portugal, his debut coming in a friendly against England at Villa Park in 2002. He was a substitute in the final of Euro ...

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