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Bierhoff: No farewell game for Ballack

October 15, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
The German FA (DFB) will not give recently-retired former Germany captain Michael Ballack a farewell match, Oliver Bierhoff has told ZDF TV.

Earlier this month, Ballack announced that he was quitting professional football at the age of 36 and, in his first interview after deciding to retire, revealed that he was still hoping for a farewell match.

The DFB had offered Ballack the chance to bring down the curtain on his international career by playing in a match against Brazil ...

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