Ivory Coast named uncapped Ismael Diomande as midfield cover for this month's World Cup playoff against Senegal.
Kolo Toure earned a surprise recall to the Ivory Coast squad for their World Cup qualifying play-off against Senegal.
VfB Stuttgart edged past Freiburg 2-1 to set up a German Cup final against Bayern Munich and secure European football.
Round-up: Eintracht Frankfurt scored their first goal in more than eight hours play but still lost 2-1 at home to Stuttgart.
Didier Drogba netted his first goal of the tournament as a makeshift Ivory Coast recovered to earn a 2-2 draw with Algeria in Rustenburg.
Factbox on African Cup of Nations finalists Ivory Coast ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa.
Didier Drogba will lead a vastly experienced Ivory Coast squad in the African Cup of Nations finals.
Round-up: Bayern Munich left a host of new signings on the bench, yet still managed to destroy shoddy VfB Stuttgart 6-1 in the Bundesliga.
Ivory Coast secured their place in the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations with a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso in Group B.
Facts and figures ahead of the weekend's action in the Bundesliga.
Espanyol midfielder Romaric was a shock omission from the Ivory Coast squad for this month's African Cup of Nations.
Espanyol midfielder Romaric was a surprise omission from the Ivory Coast squad for this month's African Cup of Nations.
All the squads ahead of a big week of international friendly games around the world, as well as two Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Mainz dropped to third place in the Bundesliga after slumping to a 1-0 defeat to visitors Hannover.
Sidney Sam scored twice as Leverkusen battled back to beat Kaiserslautern 3-1 and leapfrog Eintracht Frankfurt to third in the Bundesliga.
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