The African side, who were victorious in last year's Africa Cup of Nations, bowed out of the competition in Brazil with a 2-0 defeat against France in Brasilia earlier today.
Yobo scored an own goal late on to secure the victory for Les Bleus, but he will be better remembered for his achievement of becoming the first Nigeria player to play 100 international matches.
"It was a bittersweet moment for me but I think it is time to focus on my family," the 33-year-old defender is quoted as saying by Goal.com. "It has been a long road. We've won the African Nations Cup and we came here and were not disgraced.
"I never thought that I'd be here because I missed the last six games of the season through injury. They gave me an opportunity but it is unfortunate what happened. I gave my all."
Yobo played at three World Cups for Nigeria.