Kanoute calls time on Mali
Mali striker Frederic Kanoute has announced his retirement from international football.
Last Updated: 21/01/10 10:35am
Frederic Kanoute has announced his retirement from international football following Mali's exit from the African Cup of Nations.
Kanoute helped Mali beat Malawi 3-1 in their final group game on Monday but the victory was not enough to take them through to the quarter-finals.
The 32-year-old striker has now decided to make himself unavailable for future selection and will concentrate on his club career with Sevilla.
"That's life. I'm sorry I couldn't succeed in helping my team go further at the Nations Cup which now marks my retirement," he told the Angolan Angop news agency.
French-born Kanoute made his international debut in 2003 and went on to score 23 goals in 38 appearances.