On at the present time in 2001, England defender Tony Adams introduced his worldwide retirement on the age of 34.
The centre-half opted to deal with his membership soccer with Arsenal, citing health causes as a consider his resolution to retire.
England had been additionally getting ready for the beginning of a model new period beneath Sven-Goran Eriksson, trying ahead to the 2002 World Cup going down in South Korea and Japan.
“I have taken the decision to listen to my body,” Adams mentioned.
“Something has to give and it has to be the internationals.
“I want to give the benefit of the time I have left in the game to Arsenal. I can’t keep being cruel to them by playing for England then missing club games.”
Adams earned 66 caps in complete for England, making his debut towards Spain in Madrid in 1987 and enjoying in his first main event on the European Championships in 1988.
He went on to captain the facet at Euro 1996, the place they reached the semi-finals, and performed within the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
Adams spent one other season at Highbury with the Gunners earlier than calling time on his enjoying profession in summer season 2002.