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Heskey retires from international football

Emile Heskey has called time on his international career. The 32-year-old Aston Villa striker won 62 caps and scored seven goals for England since making his debut eleven years ago against Hungary.

‘I have enjoyed every moment of my England career and worn the shirt with pride every time I have been fortunate enough to have been selected,’ Heskey said in a statement.

‘I would like to thank every manager I have played under, everyone at the Football Association and the fans for all their support over the years. I wish the management team and the playing squad all the best for the future.’

Despite his paltry goals to games ratio Heskey played at three World Cups and two European Championships. His last action in an England shirt was a substitute during the 4-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals.

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