Kanoute ends international career
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Mali striker Frederic Kanoute retired from international football on Wednesday following his team's first round elimination at the Africa Cup of Nations.

"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," the 32-year-old told the Angolan Angop news agency.

French-born Kanoute, who made his international debut in 2004, scored 23 goals in 38 appearances.