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Didier Drogba, the striker of Ivory Coast announced retirement from International football

Aug 9, 2014 11:11 IST

Didier Drogba, the striker of Ivory Coast announced retirement from international football on 8 August 2014. The 36-year-old Drogba played in three World Cups for his country and made 104 appearances and scored 65 goals, over a 12-year period.

His last appearance was in the 2014 FIFA World Cup concluded in Brazil, where he last time appeared in the cap for Ivory Coast against a match with Greece on 24 June 2014.

Didier Drogba
• He played in two editions of the African Cup of Nations
• He plays club football for Chelsea that was rejoined by him in July 2014 following a two-season absence with spells in China and Turkey. He signed a one-year deal after leaving Turkish side Galatasaray
• He has been a two-time African Footballer of the Year
• Drogba captained his national team for eight years and helped his team to be placed on the world stage of football. Ivory Coast’s first ever FIFA World Cup appearance was held in Germany in 2006

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