The official website for European football

Nuno Valente quits Portugal stage

Published: Monday 22 September 2008, 20.03CET
Everton FC left-back Nuno Valente has announced his retirement from international football despite the Portuguese Football Federation registering him to play 2010 FIFA World Cup matches. Valente, who won 32 caps and featured prominently in Portugal's run to the World Cup semi-finals in Germany two summers ago, said: "I was very pleased to receive a provisional call-up, but I feel I've done my job and I'm not capable of representing my country as a player should." The 34-year-old, a UEFA Champions League winner with FC Porto, recently signed a 12-month contract extension with Everton.
Published: Monday 22 September 2008, 20.03CET

Nuno Valente quits Portugal stage

Everton FC left-back Nuno Valente has announced his retirement from international football despite the Portuguese Football Federation registering him to play 2010 FIFA World Cup matches. Valente, who won 32 caps and featured prominently in Portugal's run to the World Cup semi-finals in Germany two summers ago, said: "I was very pleased to receive a provisional call-up, but I feel I've done my job and I'm not capable of representing my country as a player should." The 34-year-old, a UEFA Champions League winner with FC Porto, recently signed a 12-month contract extension with Everton.
Last updated: 22/09/08 20.06CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=753191.html#nuno+valente+quits+portugal+stage

UEFA.com features

See Xavi's UEFA Champions League story
  • See Xavi's UEFA Champions League story
  • More away day blues in store?
  • Charleroi, Deva, Alumnus challenge Dina
  • Inter return delights Ricardinho and Ortiz
  • Rešetár: Chrudim focus on Europe
  • Masterclass: Ibrahimović on beating opponents
  • Bulgaria buzzing as Ludogorets host Real Madrid
  • Durmaz thrilled by Malmö return with Olympiacos
  • Provincial trio threaten Belfast dominance
  • Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.