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LONDON (AP) Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football after 12 years playing for the Ivory Coast.
The 36-year-old striker made more than 100 appearances for the Ivorians and played in three World Cups, most recently in Brazil this summer. He also played in two editions of the African Cup of Nations.
Drogba says he is ''proud ... to have contributed to placing my country on the world stage of football.''
The two-time African Footballer of the Year returned to Chelsea for a second spell at the London club this summer.
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Didier Drogba, who made his debut for the Ivory Coast national team 12 years ago, has today announced his retirement from international soccer. The 36-year old Chelsea striker featured in three World Cups, and has captained his national side for the last eight years. Drogba also lead “Les Elephants” to two runners-up finishes in the African Cup of Nations in 2006 and in 2012...
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has decided to retire from international soccer with the Cote d'Ivoire.
The 36-year-old, who rejoined the Blues from Galatasaray last month, has made 104 appearances for his country and scored 63 goals.
He won his final cap in the Cote d'Ivoire's last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Greece at the World Cup in Brazil on June 24.
Drogba issued a statement...
Drogba returned to Chelsea this summer
Chelsea captain John Terry has welcomed back Didier Drogba.
Terry approves of Drogba’s return to Stamford Bridge on a one-year deal and insists he continues to show the combative spirit that marked his first eight-year spell at the club.
“Didier’s still the same. He’s been a nightmare to play against in training. He’s still physically...