Euro 2012 qual. - Chivu bows out of Romania duty

Sat, 21 May 14:12:00 2011

Internazionale defender Cristian Chivu has called time on his 11-year Romania career after 75 international appearances.

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"A pretty tough moment in my life has come ... my career as a player under the Romanian flag is over," said Chivu, who was captain of the national side, in a statement posted on the Romanian FA website.

In a letter to the FRF, the 30-year-old said: "Age, injuries and surgical interventions I've undergone in the past years prevent me from fighting on more fronts."

Chivu's last international outing was a friendly against Italy last November which ended 1-1.


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