Norway defender Brede Hangeland announces international retirement

Norway's defender Brede Hangeland vies with France's midfielder Blaise Matuidi during a friendly football match between France and Norway at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris, on May 27, 2014
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Brede Hangeland announces his international retirement following a 12-year career with Norway.

Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland has called an end to his international career with Norway.

The 33-year-old went on to score four goals in 91 appearances for his country following his debut in 2001.

The centre-back had been captain of the Norwegians since 2008, skippering the team a total of 38 times.

Hangeland joined Palace earlier this summer after ending his six-year association with Fulham.

Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
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