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​Newcastle and Senegal's Diame retires from international duty

Mohamed Diame has retired from international football, saying he believes he is no longer among the best Senegalese players.

The 29-year-old who plays for Championship Newcastle, appeared 36 times for the Teranga Lions and played at the 2012 Olympics.

He said: "I believe that there are now 23 Senegalese players in better shape.

"After much thought and consideration I feel that now is the appropriate time to focus fully on my club career."

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