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Ivory Coast talisman has quashed any concerns over his fitness after he limped off in the victory over Cameroon. By the look of things, he will be available vs. Algeria on Feb 1st.
Manchester City and Ivory Coast talisman Yaya Toure was the latest victim of Stephane Mbia’s tough tackling as the Elephants beat the Indomitable Lions by a single goal to book their place at the quarter finals of Africa Cup of Nations 2015.
The City midfielder appeared to respond well to the treatment he received on the field but went down to the ground moments later, clutching his hamstring.... Read the rest of the article »
Quarter Final #4 at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will be an epic clash of the titans as the Elephants of Ivory Coast confront the Desert Warriors of North Africa.
If one had to predict the outcome of this highly anticipated clash, it would be difficult not to pick the North Africans who have displayed great form all through the tournament starting from the qualification rounds all the way to the final stages. The Ivorians have not been anywhere near as good but who would bet against a team with the caliber of players that the Elephants have?
The reconstruction... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast vs. Cameroon is yet another one of the most highly anticipated clashes of Africa Cup of Nations 2015. Who will roar or trumpet the louder, the Lions or the Elephants?
Ivory Coast’s qualification campaign was not a convincing one, and the trend seems to have continued into the group stage. After finishing a whole four points behind eventual group D winners Cameroon in the previous round, all the games the Elephants have played so far have ended as dull 1-1 draws. It would appear the ghost from their 4-3 embarrassment at the hands on DR Congo in Abidjan during... Read the rest of the article »
The West African country scored with a fabulously taken goal against giants Ivory Coast but their jubilation was cut short by a grenade explosion at a bar at around that time. Was it football-related?
After most people gave Guinea a very little chance during their clash with the mighty Elephants of Ivory Coast, their first half performance, which included a sumptuously taken goal that completely stunned Toure and co., Guinea fans had cause to celebrate. The mood in the West African country was one of jubilation as people crowded into sports bars to cheer the National Elephant on.
However... Read the rest of the article »
The Roma and Ivory Coast is not convinced that he deserved the punishment handed out by the referee during their draw vs Guinea. Ultimately, 10-man IVC could only regster a draw in the game.
After handicapping his side's ability to record three points vs Guinea by getting sent off, Roma and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho does not think he deserved his punishment. Speaking to the press in the aftermath of the game, the fleet-footed winger expressed his dismay at having been sent off and his hope that he would not have to sit for too long on the sidelines.
“I hope I will only... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast recorded another semi-implosion vs Guinea after Gervinho, an important player for them, was sent off early in the 2nd half. Can the Elephants still hope for AFCON success?
Ivory Coast followed up their under-par AFCON 2015 qualification showing with another disappointing display against Guinea. As if allowing the Guineans to go ahead was not enough, Ivory Coast and Roma forward Gervinho lashed out at Guinea's Keita with a punch after what seemed like a non-malicious coming together between the two.
Gervinho slaps Keita during Ivory Coast 1 - 1 Guinea:
Gervinho... Read the rest of the article »
Recent years in world football has seen us witness more than a few sensational upsets. If The Elephants do not play to their strengths, this game could be the latest one.
There is every reason for Ivory Coast fans to be concerned ahead of their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations this year. As if Didier Drogba’s retirement is not damaging enough for the team, the Ivorians have put in a number of under par performances in their recent games. A chief example is their 4-3 loss while playing at home vs. DR Congo.
In a game such as Ivory Coast vs. DR... Read the rest of the article »
The wheat has been separated from the chaff. But out of the 16 good teams that remain, which can be the best?
It was one of the most thrilling qualification stages since in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations. Some countries, like Angola, Egypt and Nigeria, were shocked out of the competition, leading to a last 16 list devoid of some of the most prominent names on the continent. Others that were given almost no chance by pundits and betting tipsters, like DR Congo, proved their doubters wrong and booked... Read the rest of the article »
Few players who have been bestowed the title of ‘legend’ really merit it, but Didier Drogba is one who truly does. Will Ivory Coast cope in his absence?
Drogba’s International Career Summary
Like Samuel Eto’o for Cameroon, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is Ivory Coast’s all time leading goal-scorer and former captain. Drogba was however a bit of a late bloomer, and had to wait till he was 24 to make his international debut for his country on 8th September 2002.
Drogba almost personally steered The Elephants through their... Read the rest of the article »
Who are the African stars who must perform for their countries this year? Read on!
A team is made of 11 players but it is obvious that some players have more expectations placed on them than others. Such is the case of Yaya Toure, Aubameyang, A. Gyan and a host of other African stars whose countries’ prospects at AFCON 2015 rest squarely on their shoulders. LiveSoccerTV.com takes a look at the players who can not afford to rest on their laurels at this year’s showdown.
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Who are the African youngsters that will breathe freshness into the AFCON this year? Read on!
Most of us are already quite familiar with the more established faces of African Football; the likes of three-in-a-row African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, Mali talisman Seydou Keita, Senegalese sharpshooter Papiss Demba Cisse… the list is endless. But who are the young, emerging players that have been given the responsibility of flying their countries’ flags high? LiveSoccerTV.com... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast are another team that will feel that they should have won more trophies from their numerous AFCON qualifications. Can they hold off the likes of Algeria and Cameroon?
It would have been almost an atrocity for the Elephants of West Africa not to have won the CAN trophy at least once from their 19 appearances in the competition, but they made sure this wasn’t the case by bagging it in 1992. Though missing the inspiration of talismanic forward and captain Didier Drogba, the team still retains their main spine in the form of fiery forwards Salomon Kalou, Wilfried... Read the rest of the article »
Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire will face off without their former captains Drogba and Eto'o on Wednesday, September 10.
Both Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire will head into this game having lost their two most talismanic players in Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o. Both men, who not only served as captains of their respective sides but were also the all-time leading scorers for their countries, decided to follow in the stead of a whole slew of stars and retire after this year's World Cup.
As a result, each side... Read the rest of the article »
There is so much to play for ahead of Greece vs Cote d'Ivoire and Japan vs Colombia. Here's a clear understanding to Group C's scenarios. Check out team sheets too.
In this section, no team has suffered disqualification yet which makes it very interesting for viewers. Colombia are already through to the next round but they have not secured the top spot yet. It remains to be seen how much effort they will put in their game against Japan whose only option for survival is to win at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.
Like the Japanese, the Greeks count a single... Read the rest of the article »
Greece and Ivory Coast will lock horns in a Group C fixture at the Estádio Castelão on Tuesday, the 24th of June.
A draw might be enough for Ivory Coast to move to the next round of the tournament, but Greece will need to register a win on Tuesday if they are to have any chance of claiming a Round of 16 berth. Colombia is the only side in the group which has already qualified for the next round having won both their matches.
Ivory Coast on the other hand have managed just a single victory after losing... Read the rest of the article »
Ibrahim Toure, brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure, has recently passed a win England.
The Ivorian FA confirmed rumors involving the death of Ibrahim Toure, the brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure. The official statement read in part:
“Kolo and Yaya Toure just heard about the death of their young brother, Toure Oyala Ibrahim. The entire Ivorian delegation want to show their support to the players.”
The younger brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure, Ibrahim, played as a... Read the rest of the article »
The reason behind Serey Die's emotional reaction during the Ivory Coast's national anthem was indeed patriotism.
Right before the clash between the Ivory Coast and Colombia, one African player, Serey Die appeared to be very emotional. The player cried uncontrollably for the entire duration of his nation’s anthem.
Serey Die's emotional reaction during his country's national anthem
Immediately, the majority of the medias classified the Ivorian’s reaction as intense patriotism. Soon after... Read the rest of the article »
Both Colombia and Cote d'Ivoire are vying to become the fourth nation to secure Round of 16 tickets at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
On Wednesday, the Netherlands became the first country to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament after beating Australia in a spirited contest. Later in the day, Chile made history by beating Spain for the first time ever and eventually sending the latter home. This huge shock was followed by Cameroon's self-destruction against Croatia.
Today, the games begin with a mouth-watering... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast lock horns against Colombia in a Group C clash on Thursday, the 19th of June at the Estádio Nacional de Brasília.
Despite the absence of star player Radamel Falcao, Colombia is one team which could make a real statement in this year’s World Cup without making a lot of noise. Los Cafeteros is stocked with a number of quality players who have already made a name for themselves in club football and will now be hoping to flourish on the international arena.
Colombia kicked off their World Cup campaign... Read the rest of the article »
With one eye on the results from the Colombia-Greece clash, Côte d'Ivoire and Japan will face off in Group C's second match.
Just like what seems to be happening to many of the teams that are participating in this year's World Cup, Didier Drogba and his Côte d'Ivoire teammates are concerned about the fitness of one of their key members. Les Éléphants coach Sabri Lamouchi recently admitted that Manchester City star Yaya Toure is currently facing a fitness battle to be ready in time for his team's clash... Read the rest of the article »