IVORY COAST RESULTS

WIN DRAW LOST

Round N° 1 on 1/29/2008 Ivory Coast 3 - 0 Mali
Round N° 1 on 1/21/2008 Nigeria 0 - 1 Ivory Coast
Round N° 1 on 1/25/2008 Ivory Coast 4 - 1 Benin
Round N° 2 on 2/3/2008 Ivory Coast 5 - 0 Guinea
Round N° 3 on 2/7/2008 Ivory Coast 1 - 4 Egypt
Round N° 4 on 2/9/2008 Ghana 4 - 2 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast - Les Éléphants (The Elephants)

The Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire will be looking to reproduce their form of 2006 when they qualified for the world cup finals in Germany. They won with the title in 1992 in Dakar when they defeated Ghana on PK’s. Drawn in the “group of death”, they open the tournament with powerhouse Nigeria. Their form over the course of the year has been impressive. Star players to look for include Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Kolo Toure (Arsenal), Solomon Kalou (Chelsea), Yaya Toure (Barcelona), and Aruna Dindane (Lens).


Squad Selections


Goalkeepers
Boubacar Barry (Lokeren, Belgium); Tiasse Kone (Africa Sports); Stephan Loboue (SpVgg Greuther Furth, Germany)


Defenders

Athur Boka (VfB Stuttgart, Germany); Guy Demel (Hamburg SV, Germany); Constant Djakpa (Pandurii Targu Jiu, Romania); Emmanuel Eboue (Arsenal, England); Steve Gohouri (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany); Abdoulaye Meite (Bolton Wanderers, England); Kolo Toure (Arsenal, England); Marc Zoro (Benfica, Portugal).


Midfielders

Emerse Fae (Reading, England); Christian Koffi Ndri (Le Mans, France); Siaka Tiene (St Etienne, France); Gilles Yapi Yapo (Young Boys Berne, Switzerland); Gneri Yaya Toure (Barcelona, Spain); Didier Zokora (Tottenham Hotspur, England).


Strikers

Aruna Dindane (Racing Lens, France); Amara Diane (Paris St Germain, France); Didier Drogba, (Chelsea, England); Salomon Kalou (Chelsea, England); Abdelkader Keita (Olympique Lyon, France); Arouna Kone (Sevilla, Spain); Bakary Kone (Nice, France); Gervais Yao Kouassi (Le Mans, France); Boubacar Sanogo (Werder Bremen, Germany).

Teams

Namibia Guinea Morocco Ghana
Nigeria Benin Mali Ivory Coast
Egypt Sudan Zambia Cameroon
Tunisia Angola South Africa Senegal