Former Socceroo striker Eddie Krncevic has confirmed that Mark Viduka has retired from the game.
Krncevic, a good friend of Vidukaâ€™s, said that the 33-year old had retired due to injury but still held hopes that he may one day return.
â€śI think that all this talk of Mark wanting to 'start a new life', afresh, are very true,â€ť Krncevic told Goal.com.
â€śThe Croatian papers recently claimed of reignited interest in Mark from Hajduk Split but personally I donâ€™t think it will eventuate.
â€śI reckon he's had enough, and I suspect that injury is the key reason â€“ especially after his bad Achilles injury.
â€śI do think he still has much to offer to the game, particularly with the national team.
â€śWhether he wants to stop, everyone just needs to respect his decision.â€ť