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Kanu confirms international retirement

June 26, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Nwankwo Kanu has confirmed his international retirement following Nigeria's World Cup exit.

Kanu, 33, was a member of the 1993 Under-17 World Cup-winning side and won gold at the 1996 Olympics, finishing his career with a total of 80 senior caps.

"For me, it's a farewell on the same continent it all started," he said. "It probably didn't end well for us in this tournament. Nevertheless, I'm happy with all I've done for the national team.

"I've really enjoyed myself ...

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