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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 »
Mourinho makes some predictions about the World Cup and chooses Nigeria over Bosnia, and the Ivory Coast over Greece.
In a recent interview, Jose Mourinho was asked to make some predictions for the upcoming World Cup. With regards to group F, which sees Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina as favorites, the Portuguese instead tipped Nigeria to make it outside of the group. Chelsea’s boss said:
“Argentina has to be the group winner and what makes me decide for Nigeria is the fact that I have there one player... Read the rest of the article »
Yaya Toure's fitness has been causing worry for Ivory Coast as the Man City midfielder looks to miss out on Les Elephants' World Cup opener
The worrying list of injured World Cup stars keeps on growing.
Manchester City midfielder and Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure looks due to miss out on his side's 2014 World Cup opening game against Japan, on June 15, due to an injury that he is currently suffering from.
The two-time English Premier League-winning ace picked up a hamstring injury in the Citizens' last domestic league game... Read the rest of the article »
After losing to Bosnia, the Ivory Coast will hope to win their last friendly match before heading to Brazil.
October 21, 2013. That represents the last time the Ivory Coast won a game, a 3-1 victory against Senegal during their World Cup qualifying match. Since then, les Éléphants have drawn two and most recently, lost their friendly against debutants Bosnia on Friday evening in St. Louis, something that obviously will of great concern to coach Sabri Lamouchi.
For 36-year-old captain... Read the rest of the article »
The 2014 World Cup is approaching and the Elephants will try to leave a mark on the international trophy.
The Ivory Coast national football team is ranked 21st by the FIFA World Rankings and is the first amongst the African teams. Les Elephants played the World Cup twice before, in 2006 and in 2010, never making it past the Group stage. The Cote d’Ivoire belongs to the African CAF confederation and their biggest achievements was winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 1992.
During the first round... Read the rest of the article »
After releasing a provisional 28-man squad, Lamouchi announced the list of 23 players to leave for Brazil.
When Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi announced his list of 28 provisional players to potentially leave for Brazil, he relied heavily on players with experience in the English Premier League. In fact, one fourth of the nominated players have experienced football in England's top flight championship.
The inclusion of both Toure brothers should come as no surprise, especially since their clubs... Read the rest of the article »
St. Louis will pay host to the Ivory Coast and Bosnia, both of whom will be competing in the World Cup in a few weeks.
For one side, the upcoming World Cup in Brazil will be their debut on the international stage; for the other, it will be yet another chance following two successive disappointing results in their previous appearances.
The Ivory Coast, led by captain and all-time top scorer Didier Drogba, first made an appearance in the quadrennial tournament back in 2006, but failed to progress past the group... Read the rest of the article »
One of the biggest international friendly matches on March 5, 2014 will happen in Brussels. Watch Belgium vs Cote d’Ivoire live online or on TV in various countries worldwide.
Preview: An excellent warm-up ahead of Brazil 2014
The Elephants flopped at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Four years later, they were keen to improve but it was never going to be easy to qualify into the knockout stages with Portugal and powerhouse Brazil completing the ‘Group of Death’. Not even the spirit of the African soil offered luck to the Ivoirians.
This... Read the rest of the article »
In a late kick-off on Wednesday, Mexico clash against Cote d’Ivoire. Watch this friendly match; check out LiveSoccerTV’s live streaming and TV info compilation.
Preview: No Chicharito and Yaya Toure
After conceding their Gold Cup title to USA this summer, the Mexicans have no choice but to pick themselves up and find consistency. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is not guaranteed. In a few weeks’ time, El Tri will face the fury of Honduras in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier.
Confidence is lacking in Mexico’s camp. This explains why beating... Read the rest of the article »
On Sunday, the Royal Bafokeng stadium will host Nigeria and Ivory Coast. It is at this venue that the former secured quarter-final tickets in dramatic fashion thanks to a 2-0 win over Ethiopia.
How Ivory Coast qualified from Group D
Ivory Coast, despite not playing at full strength yet, clearly imposed themselves as the best team in their section. Togo came close to creating an upset in both sides’ opening game but Yaya Toure’s combination with Gervinho proved too hot to handle.
Surprisingly, Tunisia gave the Elephants absolutely no contest. The latter banged... Read the rest of the article »
This fixture has become of very low importance for Algeria and Ivory Coast. It is a clash between the top and bottom sides in Group D.
The Algerians can only feel sorry about their fate. Despite exhibiting great possessive football with one-twos and quick reaction on the ball in their first two AFCON 2013 matches, they now find themselves out of the competition.
Football is mostly about scoring and that is what Algeria failed to do against Tunisia and Togo respectively. Pride will be at stake against Ivory Coast.
As... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast and Tunisia, both winners in their opening Africa Cup of Nations fixtures, will lock horns on Saturday.
The Elephants did not impress the public against Togo but moments of brilliance from Gervinho and Yaya Toure made the difference.
Skipper Didier Drogba did not play the full match. The ageing striker will surely be targeted by Tunisia's defenders. Ivory Coast supporters will be hoping Drogba steps up to the challenge and opens his AFCON 2013 account with a goal.
The... Read the rest of the article »
The crowd at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium will be expecting fireworks as Ivory Coast’s star-studded team takes on Emmanuel Adebayor’s Togo on Tuesday.
Both teams enter the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in good form. The Togolese will feel relieved to have Adebayor on their team sheet. The presence of the Tottenham Hotspur attacker was in doubt until the very final preparation moments.
The Sparrow Hawks have been accused of depending too much on Adebayor. The team will have the chance to retort to critics on Tuesday. In... Read the rest of the article »