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Ivory Coast announce 23-man World Cup squad

Ivory Coast announce
Sabri Lamouchi named ’s 23-man squad for the finals in Brazil.

Despite being hit with Malaria for the second time in the past 6 years, Liverpool and former Arsenal defender Kolo Habib Touré was included in the list of players traveling to Brazil.

Meanwhile, Les Éléphants are set to be without CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia and AS Monaco’s 23-year-old forward Lacina Traoré, who is one of the tallest players in the world.

Full list

Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren), Sylvain Gbohouo (Sewe Sport), Sayouba Mande (Stabaek)

Defenders: Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse), Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Souleyman Bamba (Trabzonspor), Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart), Viera Diarrassouba (Caykur Rizespor), Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt), Kolo Toure (Liverpool), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor)

Midfielders: Geoffroy Serey Die (Basel), Ismael Diomande (St Etienne), Max Gradel (St Etienne), Cheick Tiote (Newcastle United), Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover 96)

Forwards: Mathis Bolly (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Wilfried Bony (Swansea City), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), Gervinho (AS Roma), Salomon Kalou (Lille), Giovanni Sio (Basel)

Lamouche’s men are joined by Columbia, Greece and Japan in Group C at the World Cup.

Ivory Coast take on Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan in their first match of the group stages on the 14th of June.

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