Hamann leaves international scene
Hamann played 59 times and appeared in the 2002 World Cup final for Germany.
LONDON, England -- Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has retired from international football after being overlooked for Germany's World Cup squad.
He won 59 caps and scored five goals, among them the last ever goal at the old Wembley Stadium when Germany beat England in October 2000.
Hamann made his international debut against South Africa in 1997 and his last appearance was against Holland in August last year.
In 2002 he played for Germany in the World Cup final.
The 32-year-old was also an FA Cup winner with Liverpool last weekend but admits he expected to be omitted by Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
"It's not really a big surprise to me I wasn't in the squad. I haven't spoken to the manager for the last three months so I didn't think there was much chance of me being included.
"That's it for me now at international level. I'm 32 now and this would have been my last tournament," he added.
|© 2007 Cable News Network.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us. Site Map.