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Cesar, Fred quits int'l football

Afp, Brasïlia

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar admitted on Saturday that his international career is over after Brazil's World Cup campaign ended in disappointment.
"This is probably my last World Cup. To play at the Copa America in 2015, at the age of 35, would be quite complicated," he said after Brazil's 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the third-place play-off in Brasilia.
"To go to that Copa America without having the 2018 World Cup in mind would be selfish on my part."
Meanwhile, Brazil striker Fred, cast as the scapegoat by many fans for the World Cup hosts' semifinal implosion to Germany, also announced his retirement from international football on Sunday.
"For me, the Selecao is finished," the 30-year-old Fluminense forward told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper.
Fred ended the competition with a solitary goal, and was jeered by Brazilian supporters after being substituted in Tuesday's 7-1 semifinal rout in Belo Horizonte.

Published: 12:01 am Monday, July 14, 2014

Last modified: 3:59 am Monday, July 14, 2014

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