Soccer-Former Portugal midfielder Deco retires (Reuters)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Former Portugal midfielder Deco announced his retirement on Monday, one day short of his 36th birthday, after a frustrating sequence of injuries. "I'd like to continue until the end of the Brazilian championship but I'm not up to it," the former Porto, Barcelona and Chelsea player, who now plays for Brazilian champions Fluminense, said in a statement. "I would have liked to have helped Fluminense more than I did, but my body didn't let me," added Deco, whose last appearance was against Goias last Wednesday. ...

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