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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kanchelskis Quits

MOSCOW -- Andrei Kanchelskis will not play for Russia again, the Fiorentina midfielder said after his country's 1-0 win over France in Moscow.

"There comes a time when you have to finish. We players don't go on forever," he was quoted Friday by the daily Sport Express as saying. "I want to go now to give the coach a chance to find someone for my position before the European championship qualifiers."

The Ukrainian-born 29-year-old in his earlier days had a devastating burst of speed and outstanding wing play that were a throwback to earlier times.