Crouch's first England appearance came against Colombia in May 2005 and he played 42 times for his country, scoring 22 goals. He sometimes celebrated his goals with a robot dance. Announcing his retirement over Twitter, Crouch wrote: "Our wonderful game has given me everything. I'm so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and to help me stay there for so long."
Crouch released a book last year, entitled "How to be a Footballer." He has also worked in the media. Crouch won the FA Cup with Liverpool in 2006 and helped the team reach the 2007 Champions League final.
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