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Larsson has no intention of retiring

SoccerNews in European Championships 19 Jun 2008

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Veteran Swedish striker Henrik Larsson said on Wednesday he has no intention of retiring from the international stage even though he will turn 37 in September.

The former Barcelona, Celtic and Manchester United star failed to score on his return to international football, but even though Sweden crashed out of Euro 2008 here after a 2-0 defeat by a vibrant Russian outfit in their Group D clash, Larsson said there was no way he would quit now.

“No, its not the last time you will see me in a Sweden shirt,” he said.

“Yes I can go on till the 2010 World Cup finals but there are still the qualifiers to go.”

However, Larsson couched it later in terms of whether the national set-up would still have need of him.

“If they still feel they need me in the national side, I will not retire.”

While Larsson may not feel like calling it a day there are several from the side that may think it is a good time to go with prime suspects being 35-year-old striker Marcus Allback, captain Freddi Ljungberg and defender Niclas Alexandersson, who is 36 and has won 109 caps.

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