Ivory Coast


Factbox - New Chelsea signing Didier Drogba


LONDON - Factbox on Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba who re-signed for Chelsea on a one-year deal on Friday:

Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

- Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said.

22 Jul 2014

Nobody cares we are out because we are African - Toure

PARIS - Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure believes nobody cared about the Elephants being knocked out of the World Cup due to refereeing mistakes because they are African.

01 Jul 2014

Last-gasp Samaras penalty sends Greece through

FORTALEZA Brazil - A stoppage time penalty from Giorgos Samaras gave Greece a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in their final Group C match on Tuesday and took the Greeks through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup for the first time.

25 Jun 2014

Yaya claims City denied him time to see dying brother

PARIS - Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure hit out at Manchester City, claiming his club denied him compassionate leave at the end of the Premier League season to be with his brother, who was dying of cancer.

24 Jun 2014

Ivory Coast to be cautious against Greece, Drogba mystery

FORTALEZA Brazil - Ivory Coast will take a "very cautious" approach in their World Cup clash with Greece on Tuesday, coach Sabri Lamouchi said, keeping his final lineup a mystery as the African team look to reach the tournament's knockout stage for the first time.

24 Jun 2014

World Cup television coverage breaks viewing records - FIFA

REUTERS - Japan’s clash against Ivory Coast was one of the most viewed games of the 2014 World Cup so far as television coverage shattered a host of records during the first round of group matches, FIFA said on Friday.

Japan, 21 Jun 2014

Clarion call for Drogba to start becomes louder

SALVADOR Brazil - The clamour for Didier Drogba to be restored to the Ivory Coast starting lineup will resound even louder after the Africans lost to Colombia at the World Cup on Thursday.

20 Jun 2014

Colombia beat Ivory Coast to close on knockout round

BRASILIA - Colombia moved to the brink of their first appearance in the World Cup knockout round in nearly a quarter of a century when they beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in another action-packed World Cup clash on Thursday to take firm control of Group C.

20 Jun 2014

Colombia beat Ivory Coast to take control of group

BRASILIA - Colombia seized control of World Cup Group C when goals from James Rodriguez and substitute Juan Quintero gave the South Americans a 2-1 win against Ivory Coast on Thursday.

19 Jun 2014

U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.