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Giggs To Quit Wales Team

Giggs To Quit Wales Team

Ryan Giggs will announce his retirement from international football this afternoon, according to reports.

The Welsh skipper looks to extend his contract with Manchester United and reports claim he wants to concentrate solely on his club.

It is believed that Giggs made decision after Wales' lacklustre display in Dublin in March when Ireland's 1-0 win all but ended their opponents' hopes of qualifying for next year's European Championships.

It is clear why he wants to quit. He never concealed the fact that the only thing still missing from his career is success at international level. However, after yet another failure he's bound to feel they'll never make it.

Giggs will be 34 in November and he does not wish to call it a day in his club career so it's no surprise he wants to give himself the best possible chance to continue at United for at least two more seasons.

He will play his last international game against the Czech Republic on Saturday - after that, it's only United for him. If Tottenham does not sign him, of course... (it's just a feeble joke in the wake of recent rumours)



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Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday May 30 2007
Time: 9:30AM

Comments

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such a shame he never graced the greatest stage internjational wise , class player who deserved more recognition !
dazednconfuzed
30/05/2007 09:53:00
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if only he would have been english
rooneyisgod
30/05/2007 11:21:00
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hopefully it will bring his game on even more - just like it did for scholes
united4life
30/05/2007 13:04:00
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Its a sad day for Wales and possibly a good day for Utd if as Utd4life points out "Hopefully it will bring his came on more, like it did for Scholes" but although i'm not welsh i would have likened to have seen them qualify for at least one major tournament just for the chance to see giggs play on a major international stage but just like george best the greatest sometimes never get the chance to grace a world cup
Kanchelskis
30/05/2007 21:13:00
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No offense, but it's not exactly like he gave his all for Wales, is it? I mean, 64 caps in 16 years but think how many he would have had if he hadn't skipped virtually every friendly Wales have played in that time. A great winger, that's beyond question, but hardly the greatest contributor to the Welsh cause over the last decade or so.
Harry P
31/05/2007 10:27:00
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who gives a *****?
Goofle
31/05/2007 11:11:00
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The Welsh, perhaps?
Harry P
31/05/2007 11:41:00
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He skipped a lot of friendlies, that's true but he always gave all in qualifiers. Welsh greats acknowledged that this had helped him to prolong his career and that's good.
midlothian99
31/05/2007 13:32:00
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