|Nickname(s)||Les Éléphants (The Elephants)|
|Association||Ivorian Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Ibrahim Kamara|
|Most caps||Didier Zokora (123)|
|Top scorer||Didier Drogba (65)|
|Home stadium||Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny|
|Current|| 65 |
|Highest||12 (February 2013, April–May 2013)|
|Lowest||75 (March–May 2004)|
|Current|| 57 |
|Highest||10 (26 January 2013)|
|Lowest||70 (6 October 1996)|
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 27 December 1961)
(Rotterdam, Netherlands; 4 June 2017)
|Appearances||3 (first in 2006 )|
|Best result||Group stage (2006, 2010, 2014)|
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||23 (first in 1965 )|
|Best result||Champions, 1992 and 2015|
|African Nations Championship|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2009 )|
|Best result||Third place, 2016|
|Appearances||1 (first in 1992 )|
|Best result||Fourth Place, 1992|
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|FIFA World Cup record|| FIFA World Cup|
|Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Did not qualify||6||3||2||1||8||7|
|Did not qualify||8||4||2||2||11||5|
|To be determined||To be determined|
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|Did not qualify|
|Africa Cup of Nations record|
|Host nation(s) / Year||Round||Position||Pld||W||D*||L||GF||GA|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|To be determined|
|Qualified as hosts|
|To be determined|
|African Games record|
|1991–present||See Ivory Coast national under-23 football team|
|3 June Friendly|| Kosovo ||Canceled||Wohlen, Switzerland|
|15:00 (UTC+1)||Stadium: Stadion Niedermatten |
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
|Note: The match Kosovo–Ivory Coast was canceled due to the internal problems of Ivory Coast national team.|
|9 September 2019 AFCONQ|| Rwanda ||1–2||Kigali, Rwanda|
|15:30 (UTC+2)|| Kagere ||Report|| Kodjia |
|Stadium: Stade Régional Nyamirambo |
Referee: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)
|12 October 2019 AFCONQ|| Ivory Coast ||4–0||Bouaké, Ivory Coast|
|17:00 (UTC±0)|| Kodjia |
|Report||Stadium: Stade Bouaké |
Referee: Alex Muhabi (Uganda)
|16 October 2019 AFCONQ|| Central African Republic ||0–0||Bangui, Central African Republic|
|15:00 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Barthélemy Boganda Stadium |
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|23 March 2019 AFCONQ|| Ivory Coast ||3–0||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|17:00 UTC±0||Report||Stadium: Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny |
Referee: Tsegay Mogos Teklu (Eritrea)
|26 March Friendly|| Ivory Coast ||1–0||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|17:00 UTC±0|| Kodjia ||Report||Stadium: Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny |
Referee: Jean Ouattara (Burkina Faso)
The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Rwanda on 23 March 2019 and the friendly match against Liberia
Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2019, after the match against Liberia.
Group H of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification tournament was one of the 12 groups to decide the teams which qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament. The group consisted of four teams: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Central African Republic, and Rwanda.
The Rwanda national football team represents Rwanda in international football. It is controlled by the Rwandese Association Football Federation, the governing body of football in Rwanda, and competes as a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), as well as the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), a CAF sub-confederation that governs football in East and Central Africa. The team bears the nickname Amavubi, and primarily plays its home games at the Stade Amahoro in Kigali, the nation's capital. They have never qualified for a World Cup finals, and reached their first Africa Cup of Nations in 2004.
The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, is the national association football team of Liberia and is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the country produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, they have never reached the World Cup finals. Weah has been a patron of the Liberian team; not only has he played for and coached the side, but he also sponsored the team with his own money.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Sylvain Gbohouo||29 October 1988||40||0|
|GK||Badra Ali Sangaré||30 May 1986||13||0|
|GK||Abdoul Karim Cissé||20 October 1985||3||0|
|DF||Serge Aurier||24 December 1992||52||1|
|DF||Wilfried Kanon||6 July 1993||35||1|
|DF||Eric Bailly||12 April 1994||34||2|
|DF||Simon Deli||27 October 1991||13||0|
|DF||Mamadou Bagayoko||31 December 1989||8||0|
|DF||Jean-Philippe Gbamin||25 September 1995||6||0|
|DF||Ismaël Traoré||18 August 1986||5||0|
|DF||Abdoulaye Bamba||25 April 1990||4||0|
|DF||Wonlo Coulibaly||22 December 1991||1||0|
|MF||Max Gradel||30 November 1987||65||11|
|MF||Serey Dié||7 November 1984||44||1|
|MF||Franck Kessié||19 December 1996||28||0|
|MF||Jean Michaël Seri||19 July 1991||23||2|
|MF||Ismaël Diomandé||28 August 1992||18||1|
|MF||Victorien Angban||29 September 1996||8||0|
|FW||Jonathan Kodjia||22 October 1989||17||8|
|FW||Roger Assalé||13 November 1993||14||1|
|FW||Nicolas Pépé||20 May 1995||11||4|
|FW||Maxwel Cornet||27 September 1996||10||3|
|FW||Wilfried Zaha||10 November 1992||9||2|
|FW||Yakou Méïté||11 February 1996||1||0|
The following players have also been called up to the squad within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||El Hadje Danté||18 July 1998||0||0||v. |
|GK||Nicolas Tie||13 February 2001||0||0||v. |
|GK||Sayouba Mandé||15 June 1993||5||0||v. |
|DF||Cheick Comara||14 October 1993||9||0||v. |
|DF||Ghislain Konan||27 December 1995||8||0||v. |
|DF||Souleyman Doumbia||24 September 1996||0||0||v. |
|DF||Adama Traoré||3 February 1990||13||0||v. |
|DF||Kouadio-Yves Dabila||1 January 1997||0||0||v. |
|DF||Lamine Koné||1 February 1989||9||0||v. |
|MF||Cheick Doukouré||11 September 1992||21||1||v. |
|MF||Ibrahim Sangaré||2 December 1997||2||1||v. |
|MF||Serge N'Guessan||31 July 1994||14||2||v. |
|MF||Jean-Eudes Aholou||20 March 1994||2||0||v. |
|FW||Vakoun Issouf Bayo||10 January 1997||2||0||v. |
The Ivory Coast team is notable for having participated in (and won) the two highest-scoring penalty shoot-outs in international football competition — the 24-shot shoot-out in the final of the 1992 African Cup of Nations when Ghana was defeated 11–10, and the 24-shot shoot-out in the quarter-final of the 2006 African Cup of Nations, when Cameroon was defeated 12–11. In 2015, Ivory Coast once again defeated Ghana in the final of an 2015 African Cup of Nations with a 22-shot shoot-out, winning 9–8.
The Ghana national football team represents Ghana in international association football and has done so since the 1950s. The team is nicknamed the Black Stars after the Black Star of Africa in the flag of Ghana. It is administered by the Ghana Football Association, the governing body for football in Ghana and the oldest football association in Africa. Prior to 1957, the team played as the Gold Coast.
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After Uli Stielike left before the Africa Cup 2008 due to his son's health situation, Gerard Gili, the co-trainer, took his position. To compensate of the lack of another co-coach, Didier Drogba acted as a player-coach. This was only the second time that a player had also acted as coach in the Africa Cup, after George Weah was both player and coach for Liberia during the 2002 tournament.
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Most capped players
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