Figo bids farewell to international football

Portuguese captain Luis Figo announced his retirement from international football on Saturday after his team lost the World Cup third place match 3-1 to Germany.

"This was my last game for the national team,"the 33-year-old Figo told a Portuguese television,

"It is hard for me to end my international career in this way. I did everything I could and the team gave their all, but Germany deserved their victory," added Figo, who set up Portugal's sole goal after coming on in the 75th minute.

Figo was part of Portugal's "Golden Generation" that won the under-16 European championship in 1989 and the under-20 world championship in 1991.

The most capped player of Portugal won his 127th cap on Saturday and ended his 15 years of international service.

Source: Xinhua

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