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FIFA World Cup 2010: Ivory Coast 23 Man Squad

The Ivory Coast – Cote d’Ivoire – have selected their 23 man squad to travel to South Africa for this summer’s 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Coach Sven Goran Eriksson has selected a squad which features a number of European based players and only one, Daniel Yeboah, who plays his football in the Cote D’Ivoire.

Didier Drogba – though currently an injury worry – is undoubtedly the Ivory Coast star man as the Chelsea player has had a phenomenal season winning a domestic double in the UK, where he was the Barclays Premier League Golden Boot for 2009/2010 too. His fitness for the tournament may well be the key to his nation’s success or failure.

The Ivory Coast have a tricky group in Group G, which features powerhouses Brazil and Portugal as well as the relatively unknown quantity of North Korea (Korea DPR).

Ivory Coast 23 Man Squad – FIFA World Cup 2010

Nr. Name D.O.B Pos Club Ht
1 Boubacar BARRY 30/12/1979 GK Lokeren (BEL) 180
2 Brou ANGOUA 28/11/1986 DF Valenciennes (FRA) 178
3 Arthur BOKA 02/04/1983 DF VfB Stuttgart (GER) 166
4 Kolo TOURE 19/03/1981 DF Manchester City (ENG) 183
5 Didier ZOKORA 14/12/1980 MF Sevilla FC (ESP) 183
6 Steve GOHOURI 08/02/1981 DF Wigan (ENG) 187
7 Seydou DOUMBIA 31/12/1987 FW Young Boys (SUI) 183
8 Salomon KALOU 05/08/1985 FW Chelsea (ENG) 175
9 Ismael TIOTE 21/06/1986 MF Twente Enschede (NED) 175
10 GERVINHO 27/05/1987 FW Lille (FRA) 179
11 Didier DROGBA 11/03/1978 FW Chelsea (ENG) 180
12 Jean Jacques GOSSO 15/03/1983 MF Monaco (FRA) 177
13 ROMARIC 04/06/1983 MF Sevilla FC (ESP) 187
14 Emmanuel KONE 31/12/1986 MF International (ROU) 177
15 Aruna DINDANE 26/11/1980 FW Portsmouth (ENG) 174
16 Aristide ZOGBO 30/12/1981 GK Maccabi Netanya (ISR) 183
17 Siaka TIENE 22/02/1982 DF Valenciennes (FRA) 176
18 Kader KEITA 06/08/1981 FW Lyon (FRA) 184
19 Yaya TOURE 13/05/1983 MF Barcelona (ESP) 189
20 Guy DEMEL 13/06/1981 DF Hamburger SV (GER) 191
21 Emmanuel EBOUE 04/06/1983 DF Arsenal (ENG) 178
22 Souleymane BAMBA 13/01/1985 DF Hibernian (SCO) 190
23 Daniel YEBOAH 13/11/1984 GK ASEC Mimosas (CIV) 187

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  1. Well yet again Ivory Coast found them selves in the group of death but i think they performed poor in these finals :/

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