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The 30-year-old came under a lot of criticism for his performances throughout the World Cup and has confirmed his international career is over

Fred has announced he will retire from international football following Brazil's disappointing World Cup campaign.

Brazil's tournament in ended in dismal fashion on Saturday as they were defeated 3-0 by Netherlands in the third-place play-off in Brasilia just four days after the hosts suffered a humiliating 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany.

Fred was unconvincing in his performances throughout the tournament, scoring just one goal, and has come in for criticism from all quarters.

The Fluminense striker was booed during the hammering by Germany and, while the 30-year-old believes the entire team should take the blame, he has decided to end his career with the national side.

"For me, the Selecao is finished," Fred told  Estado de Sao Paulo. "The disappointment is great for everyone. 

"We all failed, and we are all responsible, the players and all the coaching staff. You cannot pick one or two to blame for the failure of Brazil.

"I take my share [of the blame]. I wanted to do more. I was not hurt or have any physical problems. But again I say it is the fault of everyone."

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