Van Nistelrooy quits international arena
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has retired from international football, the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said in a statement on Monday.
"After studying the schedule of Real Madrid and the Dutch team I realised ... playing for both teams would mean too tough a physical load for me and therefore I made this choice," the 32-year-old Van Nistelrooy was quoted as saying.
(Reporting by Theo Ruizenaar, editing by Rex Gowar)
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