Marseille left-back Lizarazu has confirmed his retirement from the French
"It's a painful decision. 12 years is a long time, it's a lot of things, a
big part of my life," he said.
"With Lilian Thuram I share the idea that we have to step aside for the
other players aiming at 2006.
"Now I need more time for my personal life and notably my son. Moreover I
have a fabulous challenge with l'OM and I would like to balance my
professional and personal areas."