Yaya Touré makes international return to rescue Ivory Coast

Yaya Touré, Ivory Coast
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, Ivory Coast

Manchester City midfielder Gnégnéri Yaya Touré has reversed his decision to retire from international football and wants to help bring through the next generation of his country Ivory Coast players.

Yaya Toure announced his retirement from from international football in September 2016 with over 100 caps.

“I love my country and I am free for the national selection. I want to help the next generation and use all my experience so that all Ivorians are proud,” Toure said on Twitter.

Touré earned 100 caps for the Ivory Coast from 2004 to 2015, representing the nation at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

He also represented them in six Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015.


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