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Owen: Lack of action led to retirement

March 22, 2013
By ESPN staff
Michael Owen admits a lack of game time this season was a decisive factor in his decision to retire from football this summer.

Owen, 33, this week announced his departure from the game amid a wave of support from fellow players.

The striker says only being able to make six appearances for Stoke thus far this term eventually took a toll on his desire to play on.

"It would be wrong to blame fitness," he said on his website. "It is either the manager's opinion I am not ...

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