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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Aston Villa(in?) Retires

LONDON () -- Aston Villa striker John Fashanu, charged with conspiracy last week over alleged match-fixing in the English premier league, is to quit soccer.


Villa said on Wednesday said that Fashanu, 32, had taken medical advice to retire because of a serious knee injury from an accidental clash with Manchester United's Ryan Giggs in February.


Fashanu, capped twice by England, won an FA Cup winners' medal with Wimbledon, but he made only 11 league appearances for Villa last season after a $2 million summer transfer.