Koller to retire after finals
Czech Republic striker Jan Koller has announced that he will retire from the national team after UEFA EURO 2008. The 35-year-old is his country's all-time top scorer.
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"I feel very close to coach Karel Bruckner. I think my time will be up after EURO 2008," added Koller, who has scored 52 goals in 85 international matches.
Bruckner, 68, has already said that he will quit his post after the European finals in Austria and Switzerland, which will take place between 7 and 29 June.
Koller joined Sparta Prague at the age of 20 and then played for Belgian sides Lokeren and Anderlecht, followed by Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, Monaco in the French top flight and Nuremberg back in Germany.
He scored his first goal on his debut for the Czech Republic on 9 February 1999 in a 1-1 draw against Belgium in Brussels.
The Czech Republic, semi-finals at EURO 2004, have been grouped with co-hosts Switzerland, Portugal and Turkey for this summer's finals.