Zahovic calls time on Slovenia
LJUBLJANA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Slovenia playmaker Zlatko Zahovic has retired from international football, he has told Slovenian newspaper Delo.
Zahovic, who played his final match in a Euro 2004 second leg playoff qualifier against Croatia in November, won a record 77 caps for his country.
'My decision to stop playing for the national team is final,' he said.
'There's just a conversation with the coach still to be done, but there are no more doubts.'
The 32-year-old midfielder, who plays club football for Portuguese premier league side Benfica, made his first appearance for Slovenia in November 1992 against Cyprus. He has since scored a record 34 goals for his country.
Zahovic, Slovenia's top player in recent years, represented his country at the Euro 2000 finals and also at last year's 2002 World Cup finals.