Drogba finding bench life hard

Drogba finding bench life hard
Didier Drogba admits that he is having to bite his tongue after being named on the Ivory Coast bench for a second game running.

Close knit ties driving Elephants on

Close knit ties driving Elephants on
The bonds in this Côte d'Ivoire squad are strong. “We’ve known each other a long time,” Liverpool defender Kolo Toure said about the closeness, the laid-back atmosphere that pervades Les Elephants’ travelling camp at the 2014 World Cup Brazil. “We are family. A lot of us grew up together from boys into men.”

Yaya Toure confident despite Colombia setback

Yaya Toure  confident despite Colombia setback
Following Ivory Coast's 2-1 defeat to Colombia in Brazilia on Thursday, in their 2014 World Cup’s second encounter in Group C, Ivoirian playmaker Yaya Touré believes that they shouldn’t worry too much.

Team ahead of personal ambition for Drogba

Team ahead of personal ambition for Drogba
Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba stressed the need to put the team ahead of his personal ambitions after helping the African nation kick off their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil campaign with victory over Japan. Drogba did not start but came on in the second half and helped provide the inspiration for a 2-1 come-from-behind win in Recife.

Japan fail to break down 10 man Greece

Japan fail to break down 10 man Greece

A desperate rearguard action from 10-man Greece held Japan to a 0-0 draw that suited neither side in a match which ended with boos ringing around the Dunas arena and sent Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup on Thursday.

Drogba praise for Aurier

Drogba praise for Aurier

Didier Drogba says that his Ivory Coast team-mate Serge Aurier has the capacity to step up seamlessly to the Premier League if and when a mooted transfer takes place.

False rumours about Serey Die

False rumours about Serey Die

Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die said he broke down in tears on Thursday over the emotion of representing his country at a World Cup as false internet rumours swirled that his father had died before kickoff.

Lamouchi hails Drogba

Lamouchi hails Drogba

Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi hailed the impact of Didier Drogba after his team's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Japan.

Columbia down Ivory Coast 2-1

Columbia down Ivory Coast 2-1
Colombia put themselves in the Group C driving seat with a 2-1 FIFA World Cup victory over Ivory Coast on Thursday.

Drogba inspires Ivory Coast win

Drogba inspires Ivory Coast win

A two-minute burst in the second half saw Ivory Coast come from behind to defeat Japan 2-1 in Recife on Saturday.

Didier Ya Konan out with injury

Didier Ya Konan out with injury

Ivory Coast will be without striker Didier Ya Konan when the Elephants face Colombia in Brasilia on Thursday.

Fit again, will Yaya be latest superstar to stand up?

Fit again, will Yaya be latest superstar to stand up?

In Ivory Coast they call him Ordinateur (Computer) because he performs his calculations internally, feeling no need to dash around the pitch just to demonstrate commitment.

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