Duff's International Retirement

Friday 24 August 2012 16:01

Damien Duff has announced his retirement from international football after 14 years of representing the Republic of Ireland.

The winger made his debut for his country in a 2-1 defeat by the Czech Republic in March 1998 and went on to reach a centenary of caps, the most recent of which came against Italy in this summer’s European Championship – a match in which he was made captain in recognition of his achievement.

Duff notched eight goals at international level and also competed at the 2002 World Cup where he was voted the Republic’s best player. At the point of his retirement he is the Republic of Ireland’s fifth most capped player of all time.