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French footballer Cisse retires

  • Former French international striker Djibril Cisse has announced his retirement from football. "You have to listen to your body - it is finished, yes. I can no longer play football at a high level," Efe quoted the 34-year-old as saying on Tuesday. Cisse added that he is undergoing a hip replacement operation in January. The announcement comes days after the former Liverpool and Lazio player was arrested and then released as part of an investigation into the blackmail of Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video. (Source: IANS)