Wednesday, 6th July, 2011

Legendary striker Andrei Shevchenko has denied that he is planning to retire in 2012.

The 34-year-old seemed all set to bow out of the game following Ukraine’s co-hosting of Euro 2012, but the striker has revealed he is not planning to call it a day.

"Contrary to recent media reports and speculation, I am not going to retire next year", Shevchenko told

"I am still in very good shape and one of my main objectives is to participate at Euro 2012."

The former AC Milan striker currently turns out for domestic giants Dynamo Kyiv and is set on helping the capital city club regain the title from bitter rivals Shakhtar Donetsk next season.

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