Czech Republic striker Milan Baros has retired from international soccer.
The Czech team says Baros announced his decision to quit after the Czechs were eliminated from the European Championship following a 1-0 loss to Portugal in the quarterfinals Thursday.
The 30-year-old has been the second best Czech scorer of all time with 41 goals in 93 international games.
Baros was the best scorer at the 2004 Euros and also won the Champions League with Liverpool, but has been struggling on the national team in recent years and netted just once in the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. He didn't score at the tournament and was repeatedly booed by fans.
Baros plays for Galatasaray.
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|