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Kolo Toure Retires From International Football With Ivory Coast
Updated: February 16, 2015
Ivorian defender Kolo Abib Touré who ply his trade with Liverpool fc in the English Premier League has officially retired from international duty just a week after helping his country to win the most prestigious cup on the continent.
Kolo Touré stressed that the just ended campaign which was held in Equitorial Guinea was his last competition with the Elephants of la cote d’ivoire.
Toure made his debut back in April 2000 against Rwanda where he help the elephants with a comfortable victory.
He has scored three (3) goals for the Ivory Coast to date, two of them headers against Guinea and Gabon one against Japan, a 20-yard shot from outside the penalty area that flew into the top corner of the goal.
Speaking to the local media in his homeland, he said: “It is with great emotion that I inform you that it is time to say goodbye, my goal was to win the Africa Cup of Nations and I must admit that it was a very difficult decision to make.
I do love my country and especially love football, but at some point, there comes a time to stop.”