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Zyryanov retires from international football

December 17, 2012
By ESPN staff
Russia midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov has retired from international football.

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Zyranov, 35, who plays for Zenit St Petersburg, came to the decision after talking it through with Russia manager Fabio Capello.

"I had a chat with the head coach. What's been said will stay between the two of us. All I can say that it was decided I will no longer play for the national team," he told Sovietsky Sport newspaper.

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