Following the African Cup of Nations where he was part of the Ivory Coast side that captured the trophy, Liverpool’s Kolo Toure has announced his retirement from international football.
Toure, whose career has seen him turn out for Arsenal and Manchester City has amassed over one hundred caps for the Ivory Coast has decided to call it quits from international football at 33. “It is with great emotion that I inform you that it is time to say goodbye,” Toure told TV channel RTI. “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.”
Kolo Toure would now have enough time to focus on his Liverpool career as they look to make a play for the champions league places in the premier league.