Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has announced his retirement from international football.

The Ivory Coast international released a statement on his website saying, “Writing this note was probably ‘the most difficult match of my life’. After 14 years at the highest level, I’m sure this is the right time for me! The fact that I am 33 now, the intensity of training and the multitude of games are not the reasons why I am making this decision.”

He scored 19 goals in 102 appearances for Ivory CoastHe represented the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. He also represented Ivory Coast in six  Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015.

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