Kolo Toure to end Ivory Coast career after Nations Cup

Kolo Toure

Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has revealed he will retire from international duty after the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 33-year-old Liverpool player made his debut against Rwanda in April 2000 and has gone on to win 109 caps.

He was part of the squad for the final 2015 qualifiers and is expected to be involved at the 17 January to 8 February finals in Equatorial Guinea.

"I plan to make this my final international assignment," he said.

"I want to give my all to my country and myself because we have been in search of silverware for too long.

"If my coach [Herve Renard] gives me the opportunity to play at the upcoming Nations Cup, I'll do my best and thereafter we'll say goodbye.

"It's going to be the end between Kolo Toure and the Elephants."

Toure was part of the World Cup squad at this summer's finals in Brazil but played in only one match, the final group game against Greece.

And he has struggled to break into the Liverpool team again season, making only six appearances in all competitions so far.

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