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Ex-Newcastle defender Aaron Hughes retires

Former Newcastle United defender Aaron Hughes has retired from football.

The Northern Ireland international played his final game as his nation beat Belarus 1-0 on Tuesday night.

He is said to have made a brief speech to the squad following the game explaining his decision.

Hughes played 112 times for Northern Ireland, which makes him the most-capped outfield player as it stands.

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