Ivory Coast

  • Cameroon beat Ivory Coast 4-1 in qualifiers 5 days ago

    Cameroon threw off their dreadful World Cup performance to beat star-studded Ivory Coast 4-1 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Wednesday. Forwards Clinton N'Jie and Vincent Aboubakar scored a double each as Cameroon moved on from the retirement of striker Samuel Eto'o to overpower the Ivorians and take a second...
  • New Ivory Coast era without Drogba starts with a win September 7, 2014

    Ivory Coast began a new era without the talismanic Didier Drogba on Saturday, defeating Sierra Leone 2-1 in their opening African Nations Cup qualifier. The hosts came from behind to beat their west African rivals who were severely affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the leadup to the game, with...
  • Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba retires from international football August 8, 2014

    London: Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football after 12 years playing for the Ivory Coast. The 36-year-old striker made more than 100 appearances for the Ivorians and played in three World Cups, most recently in Brazil this summer. He also played in two editions of the African Cup...
  • Luis Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches July 22, 2014

    Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said. Francis Gillot, Frederic Antonetti, Herve Renard and Fernandez are joined on the shortlist by Manuel Jose, the Portuguese coach...
  • World Cup 2014: Nobody cares Ivory Coast exit because they are African, says Toure July 2, 2014

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure believes nobody cared about the Elephants being knocked out of the World Cup due to refereeing mistakes because they are African. "I desperately wanted the referee to spot Samaras's simulation," he wrote in his weekly column in France Football, referring to Ivory Coast's 2-1 defeat by...
  • World Cup 2014: Greece upset Ivory Coast 2-1, meet Costa Rica in Round of 16 June 25, 2014

    Fortaleza: Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast on Tuesday. Samaras was adjudged to have been tripped in the area by substitute Giovanni Sio, and calmly slotted in the spot kick for a win...
  • As it happened: Japan vs Colombia and Greece vs Ivory Coast, World Cup 2014 June 25, 2014

    Catch all the Live updates from both the Group C matches as Japan look for missing spark against Colombia whereas Greece take on a resurgent Ivory Coast. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Coach Alberto Zaccheroni must urgently find a way to unlock Japan's attacking potential against already-qualified Colombia but...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 13 June 24, 2014

    It's Day Two of the in-or-out matches of the World Cup, with five teams competing for two places in the knockout stages. Group D winds up in the two early fixtures, with Group C following later. Each pair of games is played simultaneously. The highlight of the early matches is Italy's game...
  • World Cup 2014: African hopes slowly growing in the tournament June 24, 2014

    It looked like the same sad old story at the World Cup for Africa, the continent which still hasn't quite done it on the big stage. Africa has never had a semi-finalist - never mind a real contender for the title - and initially appeared out of its depth again at...
  • World Cup 2014: Goalless Greece take on resurgent Ivory Coast June 24, 2014

    Fortaleza: After a troubled start, the smiles are returning to West Africa at the World Cup. Nigeria have earned their first victory after a stalemate with Iran, and Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 draw after losing to the United States. Now Ivory Coast are looking for a place in the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Youngsters shine in Colombia's win over Ivory Coast June 20, 2014

    Colombia scored twice in six minutes in a lively second half to beat Ivory Coast 2-1. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia beat Ivory Coast, secure last-16 spot June 20, 2014

    Brasilia: Colombia scored twice in six minutes in a lively second half to beat Ivory Coast 2-1 at the World Cup on Thursday and move to the last-16. James Rodriguez's powerful header from a corner in the 64th minute was quickly followed by a low finish by substitute Juan Quintero,...
  • As it happened: Colombia vs Ivory Coast June 20, 2014

    Catch live updates from the Group C clash as Didier Drogba begins on the bench for Ivory Coast once again. (Scroll down for live blog/updates) As two of world football's underachieving nations, Ivory Coast and Colombia will be desperate not to let slip a rare chance to qualify for the knockout...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day eight June 24, 2014

    Natal: The must-win World Cup encounter between England and Uruguay could boil down to which team best targets Luis Suarez. Both former champions realize a loss Thursday could signal the end of their World Cup campaign after just two matches. Uruguay, semifinalists in 2010, will be desperate to have Liverpool striker...
  • World Cup 2014: Knockout stage in sight for Ivory Coast, Colombia June 19, 2014

    Brasilia: As two of world football's underachieving nations, Ivory Coast and Colombia will be desperate not to let slip a rare chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup when they meet in Brasilia on Thursday. Both teams opened Group C with victories, meaning another in the Brazilian...
  • World Cup 2014: Drogba inspires Ivory Coast to 2-1 win over Japan June 15, 2014

    Brazil: Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire Ivory Coast to a 2-1 comeback victory over Japan in a World Cup Group C match on Saturday. Drogba, who had been carrying an injury, came on in the 62nd minute when his team was losing 1-0. The talismanic striker's arrival immediately lifted...
  • As it happened: Ivory Coast vs Japan, World Cup 2014 June 15, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the second Group C match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. (Scroll down for the Live blog) It's a contest of brawn and bravado against pace and finesse. The muscular Ivory Coast team could not be more different at first...
  • The Beautiful Game: England vs Italy the big clash on day three June 14, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts focuses on the big England vs Italy match and three more games on the first Saturday of World Cup 2014. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Kagawa wants world to take notice of Japan in Brazil June 14, 2014

    Asian champions Japan need to show the world how good they are and the best place to display their abilities is in Brazil, according to midfielder Shinji Kagawa. The Blue Samurai won a record fourth Asian Cup in Qatar three years ago and were the first side to qualify for this...
  • World Cup 2014: Yaya Toure fit for Ivory Coast opener against Japan June 14, 2014

    Ivory Coast received a huge fillip ahead of the World Cup opener against Japan as marauding midfield presence Yaya Toure was passed fit to play by coach Sabri Lamouchi ahead of Saturday's Group C clash. Toure, the three-times African player of the year, had picked up a hamstring injury in April...
  • World Cup 2014: Muscle versus pace as Ivory Coast meet Japan June 14, 2014

    It's a contest of brawn and bravado against pace and finesse. The muscular Ivory Coast team could not be more different at first glance from the compact Blue Samurai of Japan. One thing the two teams meeting in Saturday's opening Group C match have in common: crowd-pleasing flair that translates into goals. Neither...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Didier Drogba injury causes scare for Ivory Coast June 12, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Drogba has given Ivory Coast an injury scare ahead of their World Cup Group C opener against Japan Saturday after leaving training early with a thigh injury. The 36-year-old limped off the pitch at the team's training base in Aguas de Lindoia, near Sao Paulo,on Wednesday after clashing with...
  • Drogba farewell to overshadow Ivorian campaign at World Cup June 5, 2014

    Didier Drogba will make his final bow for Ivory Coast at a major tournament in Brazil but the west African country hope a new generation of strikers can drive them past the first round at the World Cup finals. The 36-year-old Drogba has been a talismanic figure for his country, leading...
  • Kolo Toure makes World Cup squad despite malaria June 2, 2014

    Kolo Toure made Ivory Coast's World Cup squad despite being diagnosed with malaria last week, joining his brother Yaya and veteran striker Didier Drogba in the African team's final 23 for Brazil. The Toure brothers, Drogba, Roma forward Gervinho and Lille's Salomon Kalou were all on the squad named from the...
  • Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi aims for consistency in players' fitness May 25, 2014

    Ivory Coast balance fitness with rest before World Cup Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi said he was treading a fine line in his World Cup preparations as he caters for players fatigued by their club seasons and those short of playing time. "We have many players at different levels of physical fitness,"...
  • Ivory Coast qualify for third straight World Cup November 17, 2013

    Casablanca: Ivory Coast qualified for a third straight World Cup after surviving a nervous finish to draw 1-1 with Senegal for a 4-2 aggregate win in the African playoffs on Saturday. Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker...
  • Drogba back in Ivory Coast side for Mexico match August 7, 2013

    Didier Drogba is to return to the Ivory Coast national team next week for the first time since the country's calamitous African Nations Cup finals performance at the start of the year. The veteran striker has been named in a 23-man squad for a friendly against Mexico in New York next...
  • Bangalore: Two arrested for assaulting African national, police denies racial abuse July 17, 2013

    Bangalore: An Ivory Coast national working with a city-based IT firm has been injured after being assaulted in a brawl over rash driving in Bangalore, police said on Tuesday. Two persons were arrested in connection with the assault on Wandoh Timothi- aged around 40- near Agara main road while on his...