April 23, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Ivory Coast [Côte d'Ivoire] (CAF), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Ivory Coast, with four other player-options listed).

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Ivory Coast national team. AFC (Africa). Nickname: Les Éléphants (the Elephants). Home jersey: orange, with white and green trim.
-Ivory Coast is in Group C (with Colombia, Greece, and Japan), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group C‘ (
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 2014 is Ivory Coast’s 3rd qualification out of 11 tries (1930-1970, did not enter; 1974 to 2002, did not qualify).
Ivory Coast has qualified for the World Cup in: 2006, 2010, 2014.
Previous WC Q: 2010, Group Stage / 1-1-1. Highest WC finish: 2010.

Population of Ivory Coast: 22.4 million {2013 estimate}. Capital: Yamoussoukro, pop. 200,000 {2005 figure}. Largest city and metro area in Ivory Coast: Abidjan, metro area pop. 7. 1 million {2012 estimate}.

-Ivory Coast coach, Sabri Lamouchi. Sabri Lamouchi.
-Ivory Coast squad captain, Galatasaray FW Didier Drogba. Didier Drogba.

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Ivory Coast (with 4 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits above -
Ivory Coast on globe, map by Martin 23230 at ‘File:Côte d’Ivoire (orthographic projection).svg‘ (
Ivory Coast map by Uwe Dedering at ‘File:Côte d’Ivoire location map.svg‘ (
Ivory Coast home jersey, photo from
Sabri Lamouchi, photo from
Boubacar Barry (Lokeren [Belgium]), photo by BELGA via
Jean-Jacques Gosso (Gençlerbirliği), photo from
Sol Bamba (Trabzonspor), photo by AA via
Kolo Touré (Liverpool), photo from
Serge Aurier (Toulouse), photo from
Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor), photo from
Yaya Touré (Manchester City), photo from
Romaric (SC Bastia), photo from
Gervinho (AS Roma), photo from
Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), photo from
Salomon Kalou (Lille), photo from
Other player-options,
Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United), photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images Europe via
Lacina Traoré (Everton), photo by PA via
Wilfried Bony (Swansea City), photo from
Arthur Boka (Stuttgart), photo by[Gallery of African stars in Bundesliga].
Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Ivory Coast national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to, for recent squad line-ups, at

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