Ferreira steps down from Portugal duty
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Chelsea right-back Paulo Ferreira has announced his international retirement in a letter to the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).

"It's with sadness that I report the end of Paulo Ferreira's time with the national team," said FPF president Gilberto Madail in a statement published on the organisation's official website.

The 31-year-old has been at Chelsea since 2004, and said in his letter that his decision had been "taken after deep reflection" and was motivated by "personal reasons".

The ex-Porto player, who can also operate at left-back, won his first international cap against England in September 2002 and has made 62 appearances for Portugal.

Ferreira's international retirement follows that of 30-year-old Atletico Madrid winger Simao, who last week called time on his career with A Selecção das Quinas.