They think it's Sol over
Portsmouth's FA Cup final-winning captain Sol Campbell has announced his retirement.
The former Tottenham, Arsenal and England centre-half lifted the cup in 2008 after Pompey's 1-0 win over Cardiff at Wembley. Campbell, 37, was released by Newcastle at the end of last season and has not been able to secure a new deal with another club, partly due to injury. He told Sky Sports News: "It was a very hard decision. It's hard to let go when you have been a top sportsman for a long, long time. To say that I am not going to play professional football again is difficult because I've had a long time at the top and I've put in a lot of work and it's taken a lot of dedication. "I had a couple of offers to carry on - one from a Premier League team, and another from a team who have just been promoted to the Premier League, but I had a foot injury and by the time I'd recovered from that people had already moved on." A statement on Pompey's website read: "Portsmouth Football Club would like to wish Sol Campbell all the best for the future following his announcement that he has retired from football."