Monday Sep 16, 2019. 08:00
Serey Die has officially retired from international football.
The 34-year-old midfielder, who scored two goals in 50 games for Ivory Coast, was part of the squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
“I thank my predecessors who welcomed me by showing me the way to go, not to mention my younger brothers with whom I have continued the mission,” Die is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“Thank you for the respect you have always given me, but the time has come for me to leave you.
“God bless you and accompany you, I believe in you and I know that Ivory Coast will cheer you at each of your matches.
“To all lovers of football and especially those of my beloved homeland, I thank you for your support during this story and thank you for believing in me.
“I pray that God bless you all. And a big thank you to the federation (FIF) and especially president Sidy Diallo,” he concluded.
At club level, Die has enjoyed his most success at FC Basel with whom he won four league championships. He also previously played for Swiss rivals FC Sion while he is currently contracted to second tier club FC Aarau for who he signed earlier this month.