Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber has announced his international retirement following Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat by Germany in the Euro 2008 semi-finals.
The match, which the Turks were lost, was the 118th and final cap for the 35-year-old.
“I am ending my international career, where I served with pride, glory and honour for 14 years,” he told UEFA’s official tournament website on Thursday.
“I would like to thank everybody who has helped me. I am proud of each of my team mates. Everybody in Turkey should get behind them because this team can achieve a lot.”
Rustu was second-choice goalkeeper coming into the tournament but Volkan Demirel’s two-match ban for a red card in the final group win over the Czechs gave him his chance.
He was at fault for for Germany’s second goal on Wednesday when he failed to claim a cross and Miroslav Klose headed in.