Ivory Coast national football team

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Ivory Coast
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Éléphants (The Elephants)
Visión CAF
Association Fédération Ivoirienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Marc Wilmots
Captain Serey Die
Most caps Didier Zokora (123)
Top scorer Didier Drogba (65)
Home stadium Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny
FIFA code CIV
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 61 Decrease 7 (16 October 2017)
Highest 12 (February 2013, April–May 2013)
Lowest 75 (March–May 2004)
Elo ranking
Current 60 (15 November 2017)
Highest 10 (26 January 2013)
Lowest 70 (6 October 1996)
First international
 Ivory Coast 3–2 Dahomey 
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest win
 Ivory Coast 11–0 Central African Republic 
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 27 December 1961)
Biggest defeat
Netherlands Netherlands 5–0 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
(Rotterdam, Netherlands; 4 June 2017)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2006)
Best result 17th, 2010
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 22 (first in 1965)
Best result Champions, 1992 and 2015
African Nations Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2009)
Best result Third place, 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1992)
Best result Fourth Place, 1992

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 Fédération Ivoirienne de Football (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 beating Ghana on penalties at the Estadio de Bata in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

The team has qualified for three consecutive World Cups; however, it has never advanced beyond the group stage.

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, Wilfried Zaha, Salomon Kalou, and Kolo Touré. Having become a fixed presence in the World Cup (since 2006) and having won 2015 Africa Cup, 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 the "Elephants".

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup
Qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify 6 3 2 1 8 7
Argentina 1978 6 3 2 1 11 10
Spain 1982 2 0 0 2 1 3
Mexico 1986 4 1 1 2 6 5
Italy 1990 4 1 2 1 5 1
United States 1994 8 4 3 1 12 6
France 1998 2 0 1 1 1 2
South Korea Japan 2002 10 5 4 1 22 10
Germany 2006 Group Stage 19th 3 1 0 2 5 6 Squad 10 7 1 2 20 7
South Africa 2010 17th 3 1 1 1 4 3 Squad 12 8 4 0 29 6
Brazil 2014 21st 3 1 0 2 4 5 Squad 8 5 3 0 19 7
Russia 2018 Did Not Qualify 8 4 3 3 11 5
Total Group Stage 3/21 9 3 1 5 13 14 _

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 0 2 2 9 Squad
Saudi Arabia 1995 to
Russia 2017
Did Not Qualify
2021 TBD
Total Fourth Place 1/10 2 0 0 2 2 9 -

Africa Cup of Nations record

Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Sudan 1957 to
Ghana 1963
Did Not Enter
Tunisia 1965 Third Place 3rd 3 2 0 1 5 4
Ethiopia 1968 Third Place 3rd 5 3 1 1 9 6
Sudan 1970 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 1 2 11 9
Cameroon 1972 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 1974 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 5
Ethiopia 1976 Did Not Qualify
Ghana 1978 Banned
Nigeria 1980 Group Stage 6th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Libya 1982 Did Not Enter
Ivory Coast 1984 Group Stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 4
Egypt 1986 Third Place 3rd 5 3 0 2 7 5
Morocco 1988 Group Stage 6th 3 0 3 0 2 2
Algeria 1990 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5
Senegal 1992 Champions 1st 5 2 3 0 4 0
Tunisia 1994 Third Place 3rd 5 3 1 1 11 5
South Africa 1996 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 2 5
Burkina Faso 1998 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 2 2 0 10 6
GhanaNigeria 2000 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 4
Mali 2002 Group Stage 16th 3 0 1 2 1 4
Tunisia 2004 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 2006 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 2 1 6 5
Ghana 2008 Fourth Place 4th 6 4 0 2 16 9
Angola 2010 Quarter-Finals 8th 3 1 2 0 5 4
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 1 0 9 0
South Africa 2013 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 8 5
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 9 4
Gabon 2017 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Cameroon 2019 TBD
Ivory Coast 2021 Qualified as host
Guinea 2023 TBD
Total 2 Titles 21/29 86 39 25 22 128 91
*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.

Recent and upcoming fixtures

2016

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
November 12, 2016 Stade de Marrakech  Morocco 0–0 2018 World Cup qualification
November 15, 2016 Stade Bollaert-Delelis  France 0–0 Friendly
December 27, 2016 Stade Robert Champroux  Zimbabwe 0–0 Friendly[a]
  1. ^ Only local based players used in this fixture

2017

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
January 8, 2017 Abu Dhabi  Sweden 2–1 Friendly
January 11, 2017 Abu Dhabi  Uganda 3–0 Friendly
January 16, 2017 Stade d'Oyem  Togo 0–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
January 20, 2017 Stade d'Oyem  DR Congo 2–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
January 24, 2017 Stade d'Oyem  Morocco 0–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
March 24, 2017 Kuban Stadium  Russia 2–0 Friendly
March 27, 2017 Paris  Senegal Abandoned [a] Friendly
June 4, 2017 Rotterdam  Netherlands 0–5 Friendly
June 10, 2017 Bouaké  Guinea 2–3 2019 AFCON qualification
September 2, 2017 Stade d'Angondjé  Gabon 3–0 2018 World Cup qualification
September 5, 2017 Stade de la Paix, Bouaké  Gabon 1–2 2018 World Cup qualification
October 6, 2017 Stade 26 mars, Bamako  Mali 0–0 2018 World Cup qualification
November 11, 2017 Abidjan  Morocco 0-2 2018 World Cup qualification
  1. ^ Match abandoned, for field invasion, after 88 minutes on the score of 1–1.[1] Presences and goals NOT to be counted unless official decisions.

2018

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
March 27, 2018 TBD  Rwanda 2019 AFCON qualification
September 3, 2018 TBD  Central African Republic 2019 AFCON qualification
September 11, 2018 TBD  Central African Republic 2019 AFCON qualification
October 16, 2018 TBD  Guinea 2019 AFCON qualification
November 13, 2018 TBD  Rwanda 2019 AFCON qualification

Coaches

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

Players

Current squad

The following players have been selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Morocco on 11 November 2017.[2] Shirt numbers to be updated.
Caps and goals updated as 11 November 2017, after the match against Morocco.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Sylvain Gbohouo (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 29) 34 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
23 1GK Badra Ali Sangaré (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 31) 12 0 Ivory Coast Tanda
1 1GK Jean Hortalin Ble (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 (age 28) 0 0 Ivory Coast Africa Sport

17 2DF Serge Aurier (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 24) 45 1 England Tottenham Hotspur
5 2DF Wilfried Kanon (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 24) 27 1 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
18 2DF Adama Traoré (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 27) 12 0 Turkey Goztepe
19 2DF Simon Deli (1991-10-27) 27 October 1991 (age 26) 11 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
22 2DF Mamadou Bagayoko (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 27) 7 0 Belgium OH Leuven
4 2DF Ismaël Traoré (1986-08-18) 18 August 1986 (age 31) 3 0 France Angers
3 2DF Ghislain Konan (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
2DF Joris Gnagnon (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 France Rennes

15 3MF Max Gradel (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 29) 58 10 France Toulouse
3MF Serey Die (1984-11-07) 7 November 1984 (age 33) 38 1 Switzerland Basel
14 3MF Franck Kessié (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 20) 22 0 Italy Milan
13 3MF Cheick Doukouré (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 25) 17 0 Spain Levante
6 3MF Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 22) 4 0 Germany Mainz 05
12 3MF Seko Fofana (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Italy Udinese
2 3MF Habib Maïga (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 France Saint-Étienne

8 4FW Salomon Kalou (1985-08-05) 5 August 1985 (age 32) 97 28 Germany Hertha Berlin
10 4FW Gervinho (1987-05-27) 27 May 1987 (age 30) 84 22 China Hebei China Fortune
7 4FW Seydou Doumbia (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 29) 37 9 Portugal Sporting CP
4FW Jonathan Kodjia (1989-10-22) 22 October 1989 (age 28) 11 5 England Aston Villa
9 4FW Wilfried Zaha (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 25) 8 2 England Crystal Palace
21 4FW Roger Assalé (1993-11-13) 13 November 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Switzerland Young Boys
11 4FW Maxwel Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 21) 5 1 France Lyon

Recent call-ups

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 Axel Kacou (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 22) 0 0 France Tours v.  Mali, 6 October 2017
GK Sayouba Mandé (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Norway Stabaek v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017
GK Abdoul Karim Cissé (1985-10-20) 20 October 1985 (age 32) 2 0 Ivory Coast Gagnoa v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017

DF Eric Bailly (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 23) 27 0 England Manchester United v.  Mali, 6 October 2017
DF Lamine Koné (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 28) 9 0 England Sunderland v.  Mali, 6 October 2017
DF Brice Dja Djédjé (1990-12-23) 23 December 1990 (age 26) 7 0 England Watford v.  Gabon, 5 September 2017
DF Abdoulaye Bamba (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 27) 2 0 France Angers v.  Senegal, 27 March 2017
DF Cheick Comara (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Ivory Coast AFAD v.  Senegal, 27 March 2017
DF Ousmane Viera (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 30) 19 1 Turkey Adanaspor 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

MF Jean Michael Seri (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 26) 16 1 France Nice v.  Mali, 6 October 2017
MF Sékou Sanogo (1989-05-05) 5 May 1989 (age 28) 2 0 Switzerland BSC Young Boys v.  Mali, 6 October 2017
MF Ismaël Diomandé (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 25) 16 1 France Caen v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017
MF Jérémie Boga (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 20) 1 0 England Birmingham City v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017
MF Moussa Koné (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 27) 1 1 Italy Cesena v.  Senegal, 27 March 2017
MF Eboue Kouassi (1997-09-13) 13 September 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Scotland Celtic v.  Senegal, 27 March 2017
MF Serge N'Guessan (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 23) 14 2 France Nancy 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Victorien Angban (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 21) 6 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

FW Wilfried Bony (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 28) 52 15 Wales Swansea City v.  Mali, 6 October 2017
FW Yann Boli (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 29) 2 0 China Dalian Yifang v.  Gabon, 5 September 2017
FW Didier Ya Konan (1984-05-22) 22 May 1984 (age 33) 27 7 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017
FW Giovanni Sio (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 28) 24 3 France Montpellier v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017
FW Cyriac Gohi Bi (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 27) 8 1 Turkey Sivasspor v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017
FW Nicolas Pépé (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 22) 6 0 France Lille v.  Guinea, 10 June 2017
  • 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.

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.

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

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.calciomercato.com/news/pazza-sfida-tra-senegal-e-costa-d-avorio-annullata-per-invasione-53569
  2. ^ http://www.fifciv.com/?q=elim-mondial-2018-civ-mar-du-11-nov-2017-marc-wilmots-s%C3%A9lectionne-25-joueurs
  3. ^ http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=276412/match=300367120/index.html
  4. ^ Roberto Mamrud. "IvoryCoast – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 

External links

  • Ivory Coast Association — official website
  • Ivory Coast at FIFA.com
  • Ivory Coast at the World Cups
  • Ivory Coast Teams at World Cups
  • Ivory Coast: Head-to-Head Records at World Cups
  • Ivory Coast Players' Clubs
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