Former Inter Milan star Alvaro Recoba retires at 40

Uruguayan Nacional's player Alvaro Recoba celebrates the third goal against Chilean Iquique during their Copa Sudamericana football match at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo on August 14, 2012
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Former Inter Milan forard Alvaro Recoba will officially retire on Thursday at the age of 40 after a tribute match in Montevideo.

Former Inter Milan and Uruguay forward Alvaro Recoba has retired from football at the age of 40.

Recoba, who represented Inter for 10 seasons, was known for his playmaking and free kicks and won two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup during his time with the Nerazzurri.

He returned to his hometown club Nacional of Montevideo in 2011 and will officially retire tonight after a tribute match in the Uruguayan capital.

At international level, the left-footed attacking midfielder earned 69 caps with Uruguay and played at the 2002 World Cup.

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