Wales captain Ryan Giggs will retire from international football at the age of 33 after Saturday's UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against the Czech Republic in Cardiff. The Manchester United FC winger is one of his country's greatest-ever players yet he will end his career having never appeared at a major tournament. Indeed, Wales have not qualified for such an event since the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Giggs admitted the physical demands of playing so many games for club and country were the main reason behind his decision to bow out at the Millennium Stadium, where he will win his 64th cap.
Luboš Pecka has been rewarded for his prolific form for FK Mladá Boleslav by being called into the Czech Republic squad for the first time at the age of 29. The striker has struck a Czech league-leading 16 goals this season and is the only newcomer in the squad for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group D trip to Wales on 2 June.
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