Kiev: Ukraine football star Andriy Shevchenko, who played for AC Milan and Chelsea in a glittering career, said he will retire after the European championships next year in his home country.
"I have decided to retire right after the Euro-2012," the 34-year-old Shevchenko told AFP in an interview. "This is my final decision."
"We are all set to perform at our best at our home European championships," he added. "And I believe we can challenge the clear favourites in the battle for the title if luck is on our side."