Experienced attacker Jon Dahl Tomasson has made the decision to retire from international football with immediate effect. The 33-year-old forward managed to score 52 goals in 113 appearances for Danish Dynamite.
"The national team has been a big part of my career for the last 13 years and it is an important chapter of my life that I'm now ending," commented Tomasson on the Danish Football Federation's official website.
"Because of that, this has also been a decision that I've needed the necessary time to make. I had already thought about it before the World Cup, but I wanted to get some distance from the tournament first and therefore I've spent the rest of the summer examining my thoughts and feelings before making this decision."
Tomasson, who is currently in his second spell with Dutch side Feyenoord, has also played for Heerenveen, Newcastle, Milan, Stuttgart and Villarreal.
"We're saying goodbye to a fantastic player and a fantastic person," said Denmark coach Morten Olsen. "It's no coincidence that Jon reached second on the list of appearances by any Danish player and that he's our all-time top scorer."