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Defiant Neill keen to continue captaining Australia

Lucas Neill says he has no plans to retire from international football despite calls from outsiders to do so.

Former Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has suggested that the 35-year old end his time with the Socceroos and vacate his captaincy but the former West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers man is remaining defiant.

"Retirement is not a word that has been on my agenda," he said.

"Mark Bosnich is entitled to his opinion but I would expect better from people who have played the game and certainly from those who call themselves my friend.

"People who know football know games are won and lost by a team and it's not about one person.

"I am committed to remaining captain for as long as the people in charge give me that status.

"I add value to the team and I bring a lot of good attributes but I am the victim, the same as everybody in this team, of a side which has lost two games in a row 6-0."

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