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Hitzfeld announces retirement after Switzerland World Cup ends

Ottmar Hitzfeld has announced his retirement after Switzerland's World Cup elimination by Argentina.

The German had already announced he would bow out after this World Cup in Brazil and ex-Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic signed the contract to take over in January.

"My work as a Coach ends here," Hitzfeld told reporters after the 1-0 loss in Sao Paulo.

"I am proud of my career. I'll work for TV - at least I don't lose matches when I work on TV.

"I have a quiet life in front of me."

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