Yaya Toure will decide whether to quit international football after the World Cup.
Manchester City’s Ivory Coast midfielder wants to bow out for his country on a high and has admitted that if his nation performs well in Brazil then it could be a fitting swansong to a career that has already realised 82 caps.
That would be a major boost to City, with the African Cup of Nations scheduled to be staged in Morocco next winter.
Toure, who missed crucial parts of the season for City in 2012 and 2013 to play for his country, said: “I will see what happens at the World Cup. It’s a very difficult decision and I want to do it at the right moment.
“I am thinking about it, but I haven’t decided when it will happen.”