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|'I couldn't retire from international football' - Peter Crouch|
Peter Crouch has denied rumours that he is going to retire from international football.
Recent reports have suggested that Crouch is becoming frustrated at being left out of the England team.
Although Crouch admits that he is frustrated with the lack of opportunities under Fabio Capello he isn’t contemplating international retirement.
"For the Wales game I wasn't on the bench and then the manager told me I was going to play 45 minutes (against Ghana) and I didn't play again," he told The Independent.
"I felt extremely frustrated. That is only natural and people started saying 'He is going to retire' but I couldn't retire from international football.”
"It is an absolute privilege and an honour to be involved. That will always remain the case."
Crouch has scored 22 goals in 42 appearances for England and he will be hoping that regular first-team football at Stoke will improve his chances of being invilved in Capello's Euro 2012 squad.