BERLIN, April 29 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn plans to play for his club for two years after the World Cup and then quit, he said in a newspaper interview on Saturday.
"After the World Cup I will play for two more years at Bayern Munich, and then this phase of life is over for me," he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), adding:
"I will not end this phase of life with a retirement but with my head held high, accepting the situation as it is."
Kahn, 36, was stunned earlier this month when Arsenal's Jens Lehmann was named as Germany's first choice goalkeeper for the World Cup. He accepted the role of understudy to Lehmann for the June 9-July 9 tournament, which Germany is hosting.
"If I am needed at the World Cup, I am there," Kahn told the FAZ. His contract with Bayern runs until June 30, 2008.