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Friedrich refutes retirement talk

May 8, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Former Germany international Arne Friedrich has denied that he is set to retire when his contract with Chicago Fire expires in December.

Initial reports in the German media on Tuesday claimed that Friedrich, 33, had announced his decision to hang up his boots at the end of the year.

"I will definitely not be playing football after that [December]," he told Westfalenblatt. "This will be my last year; there is a time for everything. My body is tired, my bones don't function like ...

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