Sorensen quits Denmark

Goalkeeper will concentrate on his club football with Stoke City

Thomas Sorensen: The 36-year-old has decided to hang up his international boots after 101 games for Denmark

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Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced his retirement from international football after winning 101 caps for Denmark.

After making his debut in November 1999 the 36-year-old was tasked with filling the boots of the legendary Peter Schmeichel, who retired a year later, and quickly established himself as the country's No.1.

He was a member of the squad which took part in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups as well as Euro 2004 when Denmark reached the quarter-finals.

But Sorensen's hopes of being included in Denmark's Euro 2012 squad were dashed when he was ruled out with a back injury before the tournament started.

The keeper will now concentrate on his club career at Stoke where he is facing a tough battle with Asmir Begovic for a first-team place.

"I have today made the announcement that I am finishing my international career," Sorensen tweeted. "So proud to have represented Denmark 101 times. Time of my life."