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Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Former goalkeeper of Bayern Munich Oliver Kahn takes part in a training session in the southern German city of Munich on September 1, 2008. Oliver Kahn will be playing with Bayern Munich one last time in a farewell match against the German national squad on September 2, in Munich. AFP, BERLIN - Former Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn insisted Monday he was not missing the game after hanging up his gloves following 20 years as a professional.

"There aren't many things I miss. They say you can fall into a hole after (playing) such a long time but I've not felt anything like that," Kahn told the website of the German Football Federation (DFB).
 
"Matches, training, competition and all of that - I don't need that any more. What I do miss is just the team, the business of being together," said Kahn, whose temperamental approach led to his being nicknamed "Vul-Kahn."
 
Kahn, 39, made 557 appearances in the Bundesliga for Dortmund and Bayern and will Tuesday bid farewell in a testimonial at Bayern's Allianz-Arena when the Bavarians will take on a German select XI.
 
Kahn added he did not consider himself to be headed for retirement as such.
 
"I have spent the first half of my life playing football and I still want to do loads of things in the second half," said Kahn, who will begin working as a TV consultant on September 10, when Germany meet Finland in a World Cup qualifier.
 
He furthermore has business interests in Asia, where he won renown during the 2002 World Cup, helping Germany reach the final where they lost to Brazil.

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