Blackburn's El Hadji Diouf Quits International Football

Controversial Blackburn and Senegal striker El Hadji Diouf has apparently quit international football. Again.

Blackburn Rovers striker, El Hadji Diouf, has for the second time ended his international career, according to the Senegal football federation (CNF).

"(In a letter to the CNF) El Hadji Diouf explained that he was no longer available for international competition and that he is suspending his career," announced CNF spokesman Ndeye Dome Thiouf.

"He has retired from internationals, but will continue to play club football in England."

Diouf had announced in October 2007 that he was calling time on his international career after falling out with the management of the national team.

The outspoken 28-year-old striker would later rescind this decision.

The former Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers star debuted for the Teranga Lions in April 2000 against Benin and featured at the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, where Senegal reached the quarter-finals of the tournament. He won 41 caps and netted 16 goals.

Senegal, who failed to advance to the final stage of the qualifying tournament for the 2010 World Cup, have been riddled by in-fighting among the country's top stars.

Samm Audu, Goal.com