Ivory Coast are hoping for one big final tournament from veteran striker Didier Drogba at the World Cup.
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.
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.
Didier Drogba will return to international football in August.
Coach Sabri Lamouchi is determined to build a new-look Ivory Coast side for the next World Cup without Didier Drogba.
Dropped Didier Drogba needs to find top form but is still in Ivory Coast's international plans, says coach Sabri Lamouchi.
Didier Drogba was a shock omission when Ivory Coast named a 28-man squad for next weekend's World Cup qualifier against Gambia.
Captain Didier Drogba said the chances of he and a golden generation of Ivory Coast players ever lifting the African Nations Cup had gone for good after a 2-1
Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi has hinted he will continue with the new forward role for Yaya Toure in the African Nations Cup quarter-final against Nigeria
Ivory Coast have emerged as favourites as the African Nations Cup enters its knockout stages but more surprises are likely.
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.
Gervinho and Yaya Toure were on target as Ivory Coast completed a 3-0 win over Group D rivals Tunisia in Rustenburg.
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