Karen Carney: England and Chelsea midfielder to retire after Sweden match

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England and Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney will retire from club and international football after Saturday's Women's World Cup third-place play-off against Sweden.
The 31-year-old made her senior debut for Birmingham aged 14, and went on to play in four World Cups for England and the 2012 Olympics for Great Britain.
She made her England debut in 2005 and has won 143 caps and scored 32 goals.

"I am incredibly proud to have achieved so much in the game," she said.
The England and Chelsea midfielder, who made her senior debut for Birmingham aged 14, added: "The thing I'll miss most is singing the anthem, but also kicking a ball.
"But now is definitely the right time to retire. I don't think I have any more in the tank. I've given my heart and soul to club and country, there's nothing more I can physically or mentally give. I have no regrets.


 

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