World Cup news

Ruud set for international retirement

May 13, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Ruud van Nistelrooy believes his international career has come to an end after he failed to secure a place in Netherlands' World Cup squad.

Van Nistelrooy had hoped that a January move to Hamburg would help his chances of making Bert van Marwijk's squad for the finals in South Africa, but despite scoring five goals in 11 Bundesliga games, his name was absent from the provisional squad of 30 announced on Tuesday.

Van Nistelrooy, who retired from international football following ...

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