Giant striker Koller says retirement decision is final

Jan Koller, who holds the record for the most goals scored for the Czech Republic, will not appear for the national team again. The country’s new manager Petr Rada had said he hoped to persuade the 35-year-old to reconsider his decision to retire. However, Koller’s agent said the giant striker would not change his mind and would not be available for the Czech Republic’s World Cup qualifying campaign, which begins with a game against Northern Ireland in a fortnight’s time.

Author: Ian Willoughby