Chelsea defender Ferreira announces international retirement

Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira has announced his international retirement from Portugal.

Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira has announced his international retirement from Portugal.

The 31-year-old told the Portuguese Football Federation it was a move he had taken "after deep reflection" and was motivated by "personal reasons".

Right-back Ferreira won the first of his 62 caps for his country against England in September 2002.

His decision to quit international duty follows that of Atletico Madrid winger Simao last week.