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Ex-Newcastle reject Ben Arfa denies retirement reports

French international Hatem Ben Arfa's has denied he is to retire after Fifa refused to validate his move from Newcastle to Nice because he had already played for two clubs this season. "I'm depressed, very sad, but I will not stop my career like that, I'm ready to go to the North Pole to play," he told a news conference.

"There are so many possibilities that I cannot say more about my future."

The 27-year-old attacker had lined out for Newcastle's under-21 team at the beginning of the season and also played for Hull on loan.

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