Yaya Toure is yet to report for international duty, the Ivorian Football Federation has confirmed.
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Zambia drew 1-1 with Namibia in Casablanca to top Group B and set up a CHAN quarter final with Sudan.
Augustine Kabaso netted twice as Zambia beat the Ivory Coast 2-0 in Marrakech to take a major step towards the CHAN quarter finals.
The Elephants know how to bounce back from an opening defeat at the CHAN, and now must do so again after losing their opener against Namibia.
Namibia began their CHAN campaign with a shock victory over much fancied Ivory Coast.
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Yaya Toure has reversed his international retirement and hopes to win another trophy with Ivory Coast, according to his agent.
Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has told the Mirror he is financially ruined and is battling with suicidal thoughts.
Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba and France's World Cup and European Championship winner Youri Djorkaeff have been named as ambassadors for Ligue 1.
Didier Drogba has joined the board of Ivorian side Williamsville Athetlic Club as the former Chelsea striker prepares his post-playing career.
Ivory Coast are on the lookout for a head coach after Mark Wilmots left the post in the wake of the Elephants' failure to qualify for the World Cup.
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While several of Africa's top names will be present at the World Cup, many have been left behind.
Morocco ended their two-decade wait for a World Cup ticket by beating Ivory Coast 2-0 in Abidjan on Saturday.
Morocco stunned Ivory Coast 2-0 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, while Tunisia also booked their ticket to Russia on Saturday.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Salomon Kalou talks about the important role footballers can play in giving hope to the next generation.
Ivory Coast's Salomon Kalou has told ESPN FC he sees Morocco coach Herve Renard as "a bit like Mourinho" ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier.
The Crystal Palace forward has revealed that he's putting in extra work to get back to his best.
Former Eagles frontman Morrison has predicted that Roy Hodgson's side will begin to climb the table now that their talisman is back in action.
The Ivorian centre-back has reaffirmed his belief in his teammates following a crisis meeting ahead of their Brittany showdown with Guingamp.
Marc Wilmots' Elephants failed to trouble the Eagles in Bamako, opening the door for Morocco or Gabon to take top spot