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Laughing Lafferty announces 'retirement' ahead of Euros in joke qualifying campaign review

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has announced he is to retire from football ahead of the Euro finals - but fear not the prolific goal-scoring Fermanagh funny man was only having a 'laff'.

Lafferty was reviewing his seven goals in the European qualifying campaign for a video produced by the IFA.

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He talks about his favourite goal being the crucial strike against Hungary and his best goal, a sweet volley against Finland at home.

For his goal against Greece, when he was in a one-on-one with the keeper, the Norwich striker describes how he used his "electric pace" to beat the last defender - much to the laughs of his international teammates, Steven Davies, Jamie Ward, Josh Magennis and Stuart Dallas.

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Asked what his plans were for the Euros, Lafferty makes a shock announcement.

"I'm actually retiring before the Euros," he said straight-faced before breaking into a laugh.

He added: "I'll have something up my sleeve, but I'll keep it a secret for now."

Lafferty, as well as his goal-scoring prowess, became well-known for his humour throughout the qualifying campaign.

His jokes about hoping to meet Brazil in the European finals and the mockery of a Sky Sports reporter's footwear made him an internet sensation.

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