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BERLIN (AP) _ World Cup star Oliver Kahn might retire from Germany's national team before the 2006 tournament.

``I hope I last until 2006, but I can't guarantee it,'' the 33-year-old Kahn told the Bild daily, Germany's largest newspaper, for Friday's editions.

Kahn allowed one goal in six games this summer en route to the World Cup final, where Germany lost to Brazil 2-0.

Germany will host the 2006 World Cup.