Christian Vieri calls time on career

MILAN - Much-travelled former Italy striker Christian Vieri announced his retirement on Thursday.

"I don't want to play anymore and I'm not even tempted to play abroad," the 36-year-old told reporters at a court case where he has accused former club Inter Milan of spying on him when he was player there at the start of the decade.

Vieri, who also counts Juventus and Atletico Madrid among his many clubs, was last at Atalanta but left at the end of last season and a recent trial at Blackburn Rovers was not successful.