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Fulham's Riise pulls pin on Norway career

Norway's most-capped player John Arne Riise has retired from international football.

The 32-year old Fulham left-back has called time on his Norway career so he can focus on his club football.

"After a lot of thought I've decided not to continue with international football," he said in a Norwegian FA statement on Monday.

"I am going into the final stage of my career and I'm at an age where I have to take a clear decision if I want to achieve my final goal, to play another four or five years in Europe."

Former Liverpool and AS Roma defender Riise, made his Norway debut in January 2000 against Iceland and has since tallied 110 international appearances for his country.

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