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Football: Ivory Coast Cup of Nations factfile

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Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Ivory Coast:

Group results: Togo 2-1, Tunisia 3-0, Algeria 2-2

Scorers: Gervinho, Yaya Toure (2 each), Didier Drogba, Wilfried Bony

Coach: Sabri Lamouchi (FRA)

Captain: Didier Drogba

Key player: Yaya Toure is the midfield driving force

Rankings: CAF 1, FIFA 14

Nickname: Elephants

Previous appearances: 19 (1965, 1968: third, 1970: fourth, 1974, 1980, 1984: first rd, 1986: third, 1988, 1990: first rd, 1992: champions, 1994: third, 1996: first rd, 1998: quarter-finals, 2000, 2002: first rd, 2006: runners-up, 2008: fourth, 2010: quarter-finals, 2012: runners-up)

Match record: P80 W36 D19 L25 F119 A88

Record wins: Ethiopia 6-1, Guinea 5-0

Record losses: Ghana 1-4, Egypt 1-4, Algeria 0-3, Cameroon 0-3

Squad

Goalkeepers: 1. Boubacar Barry (Lokeren/BEL), 16. Daniel Yeboah (Dijon/FRA), 23. Badra Ali Sangare (Ivoire Academie)

Defenders: 22. Souleman Bamba (Trazbonspor/TUR), 3. Arthur Boka (Stuttgart/GER), 21. Emmanuel Eboue (Galatasaray/TUR), 20. Igor Lolo (Kuban/RUS), 17. Siaka Tiene (PSG/FRA), 4. Kolo Toure (Manchester City/ENG), 14. Ismael Traore (Brest/FRA)

Midfielders: 15. Max Gradel (Saint-Etienne/FRA), 13. Didier Ya Konan (Hanover/GER), 7. Razak Abdoul (Manchester City/ENG), 6. Koffi 'Romaric' N'dri (Real Zaragoza/ESP), 9. Cheik Tiote (Newcastle/ENG), 19. Yaya Toure (Manchester City/ENG), 5. Didier Zokora (Trazbonspor/TUR)

Strikers: 12. Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem/NED), 11. Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua/CHN, capt), 10. Gervinho (Arsenal/ENG), 8. Salomon Kalou (Lille/FRA), 2. Arouna Kone (Wigan/ENG), 18. Lacina Traore (Anzhi Makhachkala/RUS)

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