Marek Jankulovski has brought an end to his international career, following Czech Republic’s scoreless result against Northern Ireland, which officially ended their chances of advancing to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.
Unfortunately for the Czech’s sake, a win wouldn’t have been enough for them, as Slovenia failed to drop any points away to the minnows San Marino, as they cruised to a 3-0 victory.
Nevertheless, the Czech outfit failed in their quest to qualify for a second consecutive World Cup, making it the perfect time for the Milan-based Jankulovski to call it quits.
“It is time for the younger players to have their chance at this level. My time is up,” Jankulovski affirmed to the Nova direct channel on Czech TV.
The left-sided player earned 76 caps for the national team since 2000, scoring 12 times along the way. He was a member of three European Championship squads, as well as the World Cup squad of 2006.
Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com