Football in Ivory Coast

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Football in the Ivory Coast
Country Ivory Coast
Governing body Ivorian Football Federation
National team men's national team
Club competitions
International competitions

Football is the most popular sport in Côte d'Ivoire.[1][2] The national team won the Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal in 1992.[3] In 2006 they participated in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The youth national teams have also done well in world championships, and the clubs from Côte d'Ivoire have won several continental titles[citation needed]. Among famous players from the country are Kolo Touré of Liverpool, Chelsea striker and former national team captain, Didier Drogba,[4][5] Wilfried Bony and Yaya Touré of Manchester City, Gervinho and Seydou Doumbia of Roma, and Salomon Kalou of Hertha Berlin.

The Ivory Coast national team won a second African cup of nations in 2015.[6]


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  2. ^ "‘Football only unifying force in Ivory Coast’". FOOTBALL. AlJazeera. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "The time is now for Ivory Coast". AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2012. AlJazeera. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cote d'Ivoire: The golden generation | Al Jazeera America". Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (2014-06-10). "World Cup 2014: age begins to tarnish Ivory Coast’s golden generation | Football". Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  6. ^ "Ivory Coast 0-0 Ghana (9-8 on penalties)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 March 2016.