Germany's Arne Friedrich retires

Jun 24, 2013, 00:23 IST | AFP

Former Germany defender Arne Friedrich yesterday announced his retirement from football after suffering with a long-standing back injury.

“After much consideration, lots of time in rehabilitation clinics and after a conversation with both my doctor and physiotherapist, I have decided to end my career,” the 34-year-old said in a statement.

Having made 82 appearances for Germany, the centre-back’s single international goal came in the 4-0 rout of Argentina in the 2010 World Cup. 

Arne Friedrich
Arne Friedrich

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