Czech striker Milan Baros retires

Czech Republic striker Milan Baros has retired from

international soccer.

The Czech team says Baros announced his decision to quit after

the Czechs were eliminated from the European Championship following

a 1-0 loss to Portugal in the quarterfinals Thursday.

The 30-year-old has been the second best Czech scorer of all

time with 41 goals in 93 international games.

Baros was the best scorer at the 2004 Euros and also won the

Champions League with Liverpool, but has been struggling on the

national team in recent years and netted just once in the Euro 2012

qualifying campaign. He didn’t score at the tournament and was

repeatedly booed by fans.

Baros plays for Galatasaray.