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
|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|
|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|