Pavel Nedvěd retiring in summer regardless of whether Juve win Champions League

The Czech football star Pavel Nedvěd says he will retire at the end of this season regardless of whether his club Juventus win the European Champions League. Nedvěd, who is 36, was in action on Wednesday night when the Italian giants were beaten 1:0 at Chelsea in the first leg of a last 16 tie. Speaking to Czech journalists after the game, he said the time was right for him to quit. Nedvěd, only the second Czech ever named European footballer of the year, has previously indicated he may stay on at Juventus in a non-playing capacity.

Author: Ian Willoughby