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Mark Bresciano retires from international football for Australia

Sydney: Midfielder Mark Bresciano announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday after 84 appearances for Australia, including three World Cup tournaments and its recent win at the Asian Cup.The 35-year-old Bresciano plays for Al-Gharafa

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 25, 2015 6:57 IST ]
mark bresciano retires from international football for
mark bresciano retires from international football for australia

Sydney: Midfielder Mark Bresciano announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday after 84 appearances for Australia, including three World Cup tournaments and its recent win at the Asian Cup.

The 35-year-old Bresciano plays for Al-Gharafa in the Qatar Stars League, where he signed a three-year contract in 2012.

Bresciano made his debut for the Socceroos in a 1-0 victory over reigning World Cup champions France at the 2001 Confederations Cup.

Among his 13 international goals was the one which sent the World Cup qualifier against Uruguay to a penalty shootout which Australia won to secure a place at the 2006 tournament; its first appearance at a World Cup in 32 years.

His club career included 12 years in Italy with four clubs, including Parma from 2002-2006.

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