Yamoussoukro - Ivory Coast goalkeeper Copa Barry has retired from international football nearly a month after his team won the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, SuperSport reports.
The 35-year-old, who plies his trade at Belgian side Lokeren, was the hero of the 2015 Afcon final against Ghana, when he saved two spot kicks and transformed the decisive shot during the nerve-racking penalty shootout.
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“Every good thing has an end. I have decided to put an end to my international career with the Elephants of Ivory Coast,” he told Ivorian TV RTI on Monday.
“I have always been proud to wear the shirt of Ivory Coast team. Good luck,” he said.
Barry is the second player from the Afcon-winning squad to retire after defender Kolo Toure, who made his announcement three days after their triumph.
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