Ivory Coast national football team

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Côte d'Ivoire
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Éléphants (The Elephants)
Association Fédération Ivoirienne de Football (FIF)
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
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 64 Increase 2 (25 October 2018)[1]
Highest 12 (February 2013, April–May 2013)
Lowest 75 (March–May 2004)
Elo ranking
Current 56 Increase 8 (17 November 2018)[2]
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 5–0 Ivory Coast 
(Rotterdam, Netherlands; 4 June 2017)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2006)
Best result Group stage (2006, 2010, 2014)
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
Logo until 2014

The Côte d'Ivoire 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 defeating Ghana on penalties at the Estadio de Bata in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

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

Côte d'Ivoire 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, Yakou Meite 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.

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 2 2 11 5
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total Group stage 3/21 9 3 1 5 13 14 80 41 25 14 145 69

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

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF 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
Ghana Nigeria 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
Gabon Equatorial 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 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2021 Qualified as host
Guinea 2023 To be determined
Total 2 Titles 22/31 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.

African Games record

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Ivory Coast national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Recent and upcoming fixtures

2017

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
4 June Rotterdam  Netherlands 0–5 Friendly
10 June Bouaké  Guinea 2–3 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2 September Stade d'Angondjé  Gabon 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 September Stade de la Paix, Bouaké  Gabon 1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 October Stade 26 mars, Bamako  Mali 0–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 November Abidjan  Morocco 0–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

2018

2019

Coaches

Dates Name
1960 France Paul Gévaudan
1965 Ivory Coast Alphonse Bissouma Tapé
1966 Vacant
1967–68 France Paul Gévaudan
1968–70 West Germany Peter Schnittger
1970–72 Ivory Coast Jean Tokpa
1972–74 Brazil Santa Rosa
1974–76 empty
1976–80 Ivory Coast Gérard Gabo
1980–82 empty
1982–85 West Germany Otto Pfister
1984 AFCON Brazil Davi 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
Dates Name
2018–present Ivory Coast Ibrahim Kamara

Players

Current squad

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea on 18 November 2018[4]
Caps and goals updated as of 16 October 2018, after the second match against Central African Republic.[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sylvain Gbohouo (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 30) 38 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
1GK Badra Ali Sangaré (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 32) 12 0 South Africa Free State Stars
1GK El Hadje Danté (1998-07-18) 18 July 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Ivory Coast LYS Sassandra

2DF Serge Aurier (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 25) 50 1 England Tottenham Hotspur
2DF Eric Bailly (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 24) 32 1 England Manchester United
2DF Wilfried Kanon (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 25) 32 1 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
2DF Cheick Comara (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 25) 9 0 Morocco Wydad
2DF Mamadou Bagayoko (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 28) 7 0 Belgium Mechelen
2DF Ghislain Konan (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 22) 7 0 France Reims
2DF Souleyman Doumbia (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper

3MF Max Gradel (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 30) 63 11 France Toulouse
3MF Serey Dié (1984-11-07) 7 November 1984 (age 34) 42 1 Switzerland Basel
3MF Franck Kessié (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 21) 26 0 Italy Milan
3MF Jean Michaël Seri (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 27) 21 1 England Fulham
3MF Cheick Doukouré (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 26) 20 1 Spain Levante
3MF Victorien Angban (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 22) 7 0 France Metz
3MF Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Germany Mainz 05

4FW Jonathan Kodjia (1989-10-22) 22 October 1989 (age 29) 14 7 England Aston Villa
4FW Roger Assalé (1993-11-13) 13 November 1993 (age 25) 13 1 Switzerland Young Boys
4FW Nicolas Pépé (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 23) 9 3 France Lille
4FW Wilfried Zaha (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 26) 9 2 England Crystal Palace
4FW Vakoun Issouf Bayo (1997-01-10) 10 January 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda
4FW Yakou Méïté (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 22) 0 0 England Reading

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 Abdoul Karim Cissé (1985-10-20) 20 October 1985 (age 33) 2 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas v.  Central African Republic, 16 October 2018
GK Nicolas Tie (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 17) 0 0 England Chelsea U18 v.  Central African Republic, 16 October 2018
GK Sayouba Mandé (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 25) 5 0 Denmark OB v.  Rwanda, 9 September 2018
GK Axel Kacou (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 23) 0 0 France Tours v.  Moldova, 27 March 2018
GK Hillel Konaté (1994-12-28) 28 December 1994 (age 23) 0 0 France Valenciennes v.  Moldova, 27 March 2018

DF Adama Traoré (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 28) 13 0 Turkey Göztepe v.  Central African Republic, 16 October 2018
DF Ismaël Traoré (1986-08-18) 18 August 1986 (age 32) 3 0 France Angers v.  Central African Republic, 16 October 2018
DF Kouadio-Yves Dabila (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 21) 0 0 France Lille v.  Central African Republic, 16 October 2018
DF Lamine Koné (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 29) 9 0 France Strasbourg v.  Rwanda, 9 September 2018
DF Simon Deli (1991-10-27) 27 October 1991 (age 27) 12 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Moldova, 27 March 2018
DF Wonlo Coulibaly (1991-12-22) 22 December 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas v.  Togo, 24 March 2018 PRE

MF Ibrahim Sangaré (1997-12-02) 2 December 1997 (age 20) 2 1 France Toulouse v.  Central African Republic, 16 October 2018
MF Serge N'Guessan (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 24) 14 2 France Nancy v.  Rwanda, 9 September 2018
MF Jean-Eudes Aholou (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 24) 2 0 France Monaco v.  Rwanda, 9 September 2018
MF Ismaël Diomandé (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 26) 17 1 France Caen v.  Moldova, 27 March 2018
MF Yaya Touré (1983-05-13) 13 May 1983 (age 35) 100 19 Greece Olympiacos v.  Togo, 24 March 2018 DEC

FW Maxwel Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 22) 7 2 France Lyon v.  Central African Republic, 16 October 2018
FW Giovanni Sio (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 29) 25 3 United Arab Emirates Ittihad Kalba v.  Moldova, 27 March 2018
FW Cyriac Gohi Bi (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 28) 11 2 Turkey Sivasspor v.  Moldova, 27 March 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.

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. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Anulohet përballja Kosovë – Bregu i Fildishtë, zëvendësohet me Kongon ose Moldavinë" (in Albanian). Koha Ditore. 27 May 2018. Lajmin e ka konfirmuar për Kohën Ditore, Federata e Futbollit të Kosovës që ka thënë se anulimi është bërë për shkak të problemeve të brendshme të Bregut të Fildishtë
  4. ^ http://www.fifciv.com/?q=elim-can-2019-5%C3%A8-j-guiciv-voici-les-23-el%C3%A9phants-s%C3%A9lectionn%C3%A9s
  5. ^ "Central African Republic vs Côte d'Ivoire 0 - 0 - AFCON Qualification - 2019 Cameroon - Group Stage - World Football". www.worldfootball.com.
  6. ^ 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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