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Toure set to miss Ivory Coast's World Cup opener

Yaya Toure to miss Ivory Coast's World Cup opener with hamstring injury

June 7, 2014 By Ali M.
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, against West Ham, and has been nursing his wounds in Qatar ever since.

Yaya Toure is an injury doubt for Ivory Coast's opening World Cup game vs Japan


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The 31-year-old missed out on two of his nation's World Cup preparatory friendly games against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Salvador, bringing doubts over his fitness as he is yet to fully train alongside his colleagues.

“He ended the season with difficulties," Les Elephants coach Sabri Lamouchi confessed the Ivorian might not be ready for their Samurai Blue encounter. “He is yet to fully train with the group but he’s currently responding to a healing protocol."

“We will do our best to make him fit to play against Japan in our opener. He might start or come in as a substitute. I can’t really tell for now."

Will Toure be fit in time?

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