Centurion calls time on international career.
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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has retired from international football after making 104 senior appearances for the Ivory Coast.
The 36-year-old, who rejoined the Blues from Galatasaray last month, scored 65 goals for the African country.
He served as captain of his national team for the past eight years.
However, he started two of his country’s three 2014 FIFA World Cup games as a sub.
In a statement on his official website, Drogba wrote: “It is with much sadness that I have decided to retire from international football.
“These past 12 years in the national team have been full of emotions. From my first call up to my last match I have always tried to give my best for my country.
“I am very proud to have been captain of this team for 8 years and to have contributed to placing my country on the world stage of football taking part in 3 world cups and 2 African Cup of Nation finals.
“I cannot convey enough thanks to the fans for all the love & support during these years. All my goals, all my caps, all our victories are for you – I love you.
“I also owe much gratitude to my team mates – the players with whom I have shared all these emotions and I wish you all much success for the future & a very warm welcome to the new manager.”