Ferreira retires from Portugal duty

Chelsea player Ferreira made the decision after being called into
the squad for his country’s opening two Euro 2012 qualifiers. The
31-year-old has informed the Portuguese Football Federation of his
decision. Ferreira made 62 appearances for Portugal, his debut
coming in a friendly against England at Villa Park in 2002. He was
a substitute in the final of Euro 2004 in his home country, coming
off the bench but unable to prevent Portugal losing to Greece.
Ferreira played at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008 but made just
one appearance at this summer’s World Cup.