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Barry Quits International Football

Less than a month after leading the Elephants of Ivory Coast to the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON 2015) victory, goalkeeper Boubacar Barry has announced his retirement from international football.

Barry, 35, played a starring role in the final as the Elephants beat Ghana to lift the trophy on 8 February.

He saved two penalties in the shootout before he scored the winning kick.

“All good things must end. I decided to end my football career with Ivory Coast. I was proud to wear our jersey ” Barry said on his Facebook page. 

Barry won 86 caps for the Elephants and appeared in three World Cups – in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

He also played in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations final which Ivory Coast lost on penalties to Zambia.

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