Ivory Coast national football team

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Ivory Coast
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Nickname(s) Les Éléphants (The Elephants)
Association Ivorian Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Ibrahim Kamara
Captain Serey Die
Most caps Didier Zokora (123)
Top scorer Didier Drogba (65)
Home stadium Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny
FIFA code CIV
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FIFA ranking
Current 65 Increase2.svg 1 (4 April 2019) [1]
Highest12 (February 2013, April–May 2013)
Lowest75 (March–May 2004)
Elo ranking
Current 57 Increase2.svg 5 (27 March 2019) [2]
Highest10 (26 January 2013)
Lowest70 (6 October 1996)
First international
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 3–2 Dahomey  Flag of Benin.svg
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest win
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 11–0 Central African Republic  Flag of the Central African Republic.svg
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 27 December 1961)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 5–0 Ivory Coast  Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg
(Rotterdam, Netherlands; 4 June 2017)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2006 )
Best resultGroup stage (2006, 2010, 2014)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances23 (first in 1965 )
Best resultChampions, 1992 and 2015
African Nations Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2009 )
Best resultThird place, 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1992 )
Best resultFourth Place, 1992
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Logo until 2014

The Ivory Coast national football team (French : Équipe de Côte d'Ivoire de football), nicknamed Les Éléphants (The Elephants ), represents Ivory Coast in international football and is controlled by the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF). Until 2005, their greatest accomplishment was winning the 1992 African Cup of Nations against Ghana on penalties at the Stade Leopold Senghor in Dakar, Senegal. Their second success came in the 2015 edition, again defeating Ghana on penalties at the Estadio de Bata in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

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Ivory Coast State in West Africa

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

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The team qualified for three consecutive FIFA World Cups between 2006 and 2014, but has never advanced beyond the group stage.

FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

2006 FIFA World Cup 18th FIFA World Cup, held in Germany in 2006

The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament. It was the second time that Germany staged the competition, and the tenth time that it was held in Europe.

2014 FIFA World Cup 20th FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil in 2014

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Ivory Coast has produced several notable players who have played in Europe, including Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Emmanuel Eboué, Wilfried Bony, Seydou Doumbia, Gervinho, Eric Bailly, Serge Aurier, Nicolas Pépé, Maxwel Cornet, Wilfried Zaha, Ibrahim Sangaré, Salomon Kalou and Kolo Touré. Having become a fixed presence in the World Cup (since 2006) and having won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the team is generally considered to be one of the best African teams of the last decade.[ citation needed ] This is also confirmed by FIFA Ranking in the reference period, never been so high for Les Éléphants.

Didier Drogba 21st-century Ivorian footballer

Didier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he has scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club's fourth highest goal scorer of all time. He was named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.

Yaya Touré Ivorian footballer

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré is an Ivorian professional footballer who most recently played as a midfielder for Superleague Greece club Olympiacos. He played for and captained the Ivory Coast national team.

Emmanuel Eboué Ivorian footballer

Emmanuel Eboué is an Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a right back.

History

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup
Qualification record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGASquadPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enter
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934
Flag of France.svg 1938
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958
Flag of Chile.svg 1962
Flag of England.svg 1966
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 Did not qualify632187
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 63211110
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 200213
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 411265
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 412151
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 8431126
Flag of France.svg 1998 201112
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 105412210
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Group stage19th310256 Squad 10712207
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 17th311143 Squad 12840296
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 21st310245 Squad 8530197
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 Did not qualify8422115
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026
TotalGroup stage3/21931513148041251414569

FIFA Confederations Cup record

FIFA Confederations Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGASquad
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1992 Fourth place4th200229 Squad
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1995 to Flag of Russia.svg 2017 Did not qualify
TotalFourth place1/10200229

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg 1957 to Flag of Ghana.svg 1963 Did not enter
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg 1965 Third place3rd320154
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg 1968 Third place3rd531196
Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg 1970 Fourth place4th5212119
Flag of Cameroon (1961-1975).svg 1972 Did not qualify
Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg 1974 Group stage7th301225
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg 1976 Did not qualify
Flag of Ghana.svg 1978 Banned
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1980 Group stage6th302123
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg 1982 Did not enter
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 1984 Group stage5th310244
Flag of Egypt.svg 1986 Third place3rd530275
Flag of Morocco.svg 1988 Group stage6th303022
Flag of Algeria.svg 1990 Group stage6th310235
Flag of Senegal.svg 1992 Champions1st523040
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg 1994 Third place3rd5311115
Flag of South Africa.svg 1996 Group stage11th310225
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg 1998 Quarter-finals7th4220106
Flag of Ghana.svg Flag of Nigeria.svg 2000 Group stage9th311134
Flag of Mali.svg 2002 Group stage16th301214
Flag of Tunisia.svg 2004 Did not qualify
Flag of Egypt.svg 2006 Runners-up2nd632165
Flag of Ghana.svg 2008 Fourth place4th6402169
Flag of Angola.svg 2010 Quarter-finals8th312054
Flag of Gabon.svg Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2012 Runners-up2nd651090
Flag of South Africa.svg 2013 Quarter-finals5th421185
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2015 Champions1st633094
Flag of Gabon.svg 2017 Group stage11th302123
Flag of Egypt.svg 2019 Qualified
Flag of Cameroon.svg 2021 To be determined
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 2023 Qualified as hosts
Flag of Guinea.svg 2025 To be determined
Total2 Titles22/318639252212891
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

African Games record

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games record
YearResultPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg 1965 -000000
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1973 -000000
Flag of Algeria.svg 1978 -000000
Flag of Kenya.svg 1987 -000000
1991–presentSee Ivory Coast national under-23 football team
Total4/4000000

Recent and upcoming fixtures

2018

2019

Coaches

DatesName
1960 Flag of France.svg Paul Gévaudan
1965 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Alphonse Bissouma Tapé
1966Vacant
1967–68 Flag of France.svg Paul Gévaudan
1968–70 Flag of Germany.svg Peter Schnittger
1970–72 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Jean Tokpa
1972–74 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Santa Rosa
1974–76empty
1976–80 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Gérard Gabo
1980–82empty
1982–85 Flag of Germany.svg Otto Pfister
1984 AFCON Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Davi Ferreira
DatesName
1986 Flag of Argentina.svg Pancho Gonzales
1987–88 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Yeo Martial
1989 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Kaé Oulaï
1989–92 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoje Ognjanović
1992 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Yeo Martial
1993 Flag of France.svg Philippe Troussier
1993–94 Flag of Poland.svg Henryk Kasperczak
1994–96 Flag of France.svg Pierre Pleimelding
1996–98 Flag of France.svg Robert Nouzaret
1999–00 Flag of France.svg Patrick Parizon
2000–01 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Gbonke Tia
2001 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Lama Bamba
DatesName
2002–04 Flag of France.svg Robert Nouzaret
2004–07 Flag of France.svg Henri Michel
2007–08 Flag of Germany.svg Uli Stielike
2008 Flag of France.svg Gérard Gili
2008–10 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Vahid Halilhodžić
2010 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Georges Kouadio
2010 Flag of Sweden.svg Sven-Göran Eriksson
2010–12 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg François Zahoui
2012–14 Flag of France.svg Sabri Lamouchi
2014–15 Flag of France.svg Hervé Renard
2015–17 Flag of France.svg Michel Dussuyer
2017 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Marc Wilmots
DatesName
2018–present Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ibrahim Kamara

Players

Current squad

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 [4]
Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2019, after the match against Liberia. [5]

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.

Rwanda national football team national association football team

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.

Liberia national football team mens national association football team representing Liberia

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.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Sylvain Gbohouo (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 30)400 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Mazembe
1 GK Badra Ali Sangaré (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 32)130 Flag of South Africa.svg Free State Stars
1 GK Abdoul Karim Cissé (1985-10-20) 20 October 1985 (age 33)30 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg ASEC Mimosas

2 DF Serge Aurier (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 26)521 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
2 DF Wilfried Kanon (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 25)351 Flag of the Netherlands.svg ADO Den Haag
2 DF Eric Bailly (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 25)342 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
2 DF Simon Deli (1991-10-27) 27 October 1991 (age 27)130 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
2 DF Mamadou Bagayoko (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 29)80 Flag of France.svg Red Star
2 DF Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 23)60 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
2 DF Ismaël Traoré (1986-08-18) 18 August 1986 (age 32)50 Flag of France.svg Angers
2 DF Abdoulaye Bamba (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 29)40 Flag of France.svg Angers
2 DF Wonlo Coulibaly (1991-12-22) 22 December 1991 (age 27)10 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg ASEC Mimosas

3 MF Max Gradel (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 31)6511 Flag of France.svg Toulouse
3 MF Serey Dié (1984-11-07) 7 November 1984 (age 34)441 Flag of Switzerland.svg Neuchâtel Xamax
3 MF Franck Kessié (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 22)280 Flag of Italy.svg Milan
3 MF Jean Michaël Seri (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 27)232 Flag of England.svg Fulham
3 MF Ismaël Diomandé (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 26)181 Flag of France.svg Caen
3 MF Victorien Angban (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 22)80 Flag of France.svg Metz

4 FW Jonathan Kodjia (1989-10-22) 22 October 1989 (age 29)178 Flag of England.svg Aston Villa
4 FW Roger Assalé (1993-11-13) 13 November 1993 (age 25)141 Flag of Switzerland.svg Young Boys
4 FW Nicolas Pépé (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 23)114 Flag of France.svg Lille
4 FW Maxwel Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 22)103 Flag of France.svg Lyon
4 FW Wilfried Zaha (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 26)92 Flag of England.svg Crystal Palace
4 FW Yakou Méïté (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 23)10 Flag of England.svg Reading

    Recent call-ups

    The following players have also been called up to the squad within the last 12 months.

    Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
    GK El Hadje Danté (1998-07-18) 18 July 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg LYS Sassandra v. Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea , 18 November 2018
    GK Nicolas Tie (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 18)00 Flag of England.svg Chelsea U18 v. Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic , 16 October 2018
    GK Sayouba Mandé (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 25)50 Flag of Denmark.svg OB v. Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda , 9 September 2018

    DF Cheick Comara (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 25)90 Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad Casablanca v. Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea , 18 November 2018
    DF Ghislain Konan (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 23)80 Flag of France.svg Reims v. Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea , 18 November 2018
    DF Souleyman Doumbia (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 22)00 Flag of France.svg Rennes v. Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea , 18 November 2018
    DF Adama Traoré (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 29)130 Flag of Turkey.svg Göztepe v. Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic , 16 October 2018
    DF Kouadio-Yves Dabila (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22)00 Flag of France.svg Lille v. Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic , 16 October 2018
    DF Lamine Koné (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 30)90 Flag of France.svg Strasbourg v. Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda , 9 September 2018

    MF Cheick Doukouré (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 26)211 Flag of Spain.svg Levante v. Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea , 18 November 2018
    MF Ibrahim Sangaré (1997-12-02) 2 December 1997 (age 21)21 Flag of France.svg Toulouse v. Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic , 16 October 2018
    MF Serge N'Guessan (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 24)142 Flag of France.svg Nancy v. Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda , 9 September 2018
    MF Jean-Eudes Aholou (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 25)20 Flag of France.svg Monaco v. Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda , 9 September 2018

    FW Vakoun Issouf Bayo (1997-01-10) 10 January 1997 (age 22)20 Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic v. Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea , 18 November 2018

    • DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
    • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
    • PRE Preliminary Squad.
    • RET Player has retired from international football.
    • SUS Suspended from the national team.

    Records

    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.

    Ghana national football team mens national association football team representing Ghana

    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.

    Cameroon national football team Mens national association football team representing Cameroon

    The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables, is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team. However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles.and Olympic gold in 2000

    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.

    Uli Stielike German footballer and manager

    Ulrich "Uli" Stielike is a German former footballer who is the head coach of Tianjin Teda FC of China's Super League. Usually a central midfielder or sweeper, Stielike was well known for his stamina and footballing intelligence. Stielike is one of a small handful of players to have played in all 3 European club finals, the FIFA World Cup Final and the UEFA European Championship Final.

    George Weah 25th President of Liberia and retired association football player

    George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is a Liberian politician and former professional football player currently serving as the 25th President of Liberia, in office since 2018. Prior to his election to the presidency, Weah served as Senator from Montserrado County. During his football career, he played as a striker. His prolific 18-year professional playing career ended in 2003.

    In both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, Ivory Coast were placed in a so-called "Group of Death". In 2006, Ivory Coast faced Argentina, Netherlands and Serbia and Montenegro; Argentina and Netherlands reached the Round of 16. In 2010, Ivory Coast was drawn with Brazil, Portugal and North Korea. Ivory Coast finished third in Group G, as Brazil and Portugal progressed.

    Honours

    Winners (2): Gold medal africa.svg 1992, Gold medal africa.svg 2015
    Fourth-place (1): 1992

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    This is a list of Kosovo national football team results in its official matches:

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    The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Final was a football match that took place on 8 February 2015 to determine the winner of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The match was held at the Estadio de Bata in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

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