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Van Nistelrooy not considering Holland retirement

Ruud van Nistelrooy has insisted he has no plans to retire from international football following Holland's Euro 2008 exit.

The Dutch departed this summer's tournament at the quarter-final stage after they were defeated by an impressive Russia side.

The exit confirmed 37-year-old goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar's retirement, but van Nistelrooy has no intention of following his compatriot.

"I don't see a single reason to quit," the 31-year-old striker said.

Meanwhile, defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst has explained that he will consider his international future once he has shaken off the heartache of Holland's loss to Russia.

"First I have to take everything into consideration. The loss to Russia is still too fresh in the mind," van Bronckhorst said.

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