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Toure skips Ivory Coast return for family reasons

Update : 23 Mar 2018, 06:27 PM
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure said on Thursday he won't play for the Ivory Coast during the international break due to family reasons. The 34-year-old will miss Friday's friendly with Togo and the game against Moldova on Monday in France despite having come out of international retirement last December.
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"Sadly, I will not be able to take part in Ivory Coast's matches during the international week. My family needs me at this moment and I hope the fans will understand," Toure wrote on Twitter. "I wish the team the best," added the 100-times capped star. On Tuesday, the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) said it had "no news" of the whereabouts of four-time African Player of the Year Toure, who did not turn up for training. The Ivory Coast failed to qualify for the World Cup.
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