Posts Tagged ‘Ivory Coast’

All eyes on Africa as Premier League clubs await the exodus 2

All eyes on Africa as Premier League clubs await the exodus

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Premier League fans may feel that this weekend’s International break is an unwelcome distraction to a fledgling season, but across the African continent games will be played that may have great ramifications for several clubs’ campaigns. The African Cup of Nations has for years been a source of frustration for Premier League managers as it […]

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One 2 Watch – Souleymane Coulibaly

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After a sensational U17 World Cup in which he scored nine goals in four games, Kevin Coleman profiles Ivory Coast and Siena’s teenage striker Souleymane Coulibaly, who has already been linked with some of the world’s biggest clubs.

Talking Points: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal 2

Talking Points: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal

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Ivory Coast and Portugal played out a tense goalless encounter in Group G this afternoon, void of creativity and goalscoring opportunities but as always, plenty of Talking Points…   Jubulani v Ronaldo In the opening minutes of the game we witnessed the best and worst of Cristiano Ronaldo. First, a blatant dive from about forty […]

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World Cup Accumulators: 15th-17th

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Part of the fun of the World Cup is that games endlessly churn out of our televisions at times of the day when we might not have even realised. Even the most avid football fan can be forgiven for drifting away from the action as the days begin to blend into one, particularly when the […]

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Why South Africa will miss the real Didier Drogba

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The sight of Didier Drogba, face torn, rolling around on the grass is a familiar one for viewers of the Premier League, and football the world over. However, in Sion, Switzerland on Friday lunchtime, the dreams of the world’s best and most recognised African footballer lay in pieces on the turf beside him, as Drogba […]

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Drogba injury rocks Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast’s World Cup prepartions were today dealt a fatal blow when Didier Drogba was ruled out of the campaign with a suspected fractured elbow, sustaining the injury in a World Cup friendly against Japan. The injury occured when the Chelsea striker collided with Japanese defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka and fell heavily on his arm, […]

World Cup scouting: Ivory Coast / Denmark 0

World Cup scouting: Ivory Coast / Denmark

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We’re a third of our way through the World Cup teams now with the Ivory Coast and Denmatk featuring in today’s socut report. The Ivory Coast will appear at their second consecutive World Cup Finals in South Africa, after finishing third in a group consisting of Argentina, Holland and Serbia in 2006. Having captained his […]

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Photo Special – Ivory Coast 3 – 1 Ghana

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Ivory Coast became the first side to reach the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Ghana last night. The Ivorians took the lead through Gervinho after 23 minutes and extended their advantage just after the hour mark thanks to a free kick from Siaka Tiene. Skipper Didier Drogba […]

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African Cup of Nations Preview – Part One

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On the 4th of December 2006, Angola beat off competition from Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Senegal for the right to host the 27th edition of the African Cup of Nations. Paul Geraghty is here to preview each group, breaking down each nation taking part, talking about their qualification campaigns and identifying key players which may […]

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Eight more seal finals spot

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As the World Cup qualifiers draw to a close, a number of teams have booked their place in next year’s finals in South Africa. Reigning champions Italy, Germany, Denmark and Serbia all qualified from Europe with results last night, while the Ivory Coast, the USA, Mexico and Chile also sealed a finals berth. Italy’s 2-2 […]