Yaya Toure http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30812/all en Football: Yaya Toure vows to get City back on title track http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-yaya-toure-vows-get-city-back-title-track <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yaya Toure has insisted it's still possible for Manchester City to retain their Premier League title.</p> <p>The Ivory Coast midfielder has returned to Eastlands earlier than expected after his country's shock quarter-final loss to Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations, with City nine points adrift of leaders Manchester United.</p> <p>But Toure, who is set to play against Southampton this weekend, was adamant all was not lost.</p> <p>"We are further behind than we'd like, of course, but all we need to do is think about last season to know what is possible," Toure told City's website. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-yaya-toure-vows-get-city-back-title-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Technology Yaya Toure AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:30:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748088 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: City's Toure signs new deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/football-citys-toure-signs-new-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League champions on Thursday.</p> <p>Toure has been a big success at Eastlands since his 2010 transfer from Barcelona and his decision to commit his future to Roberto Mancini's team until 2017 is a major boost for the club.</p> <p>The 29-year-old was instrumental in City winning the English title last season and the Ivory Coast star admits that success has whetted his appetite for more silverware. </p> <p>"This is where I want to be," Toure told City's official website.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/football-citys-toure-signs-new-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Technology Yaya Toure Yaya Touré AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801786 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: CSKA play down Toure racism issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131104/football-cska-play-down-toure-racism-issue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CSKA Moscow continued to play down the racial abuse suffered by Manchester City's Yaya Toure in the Russian capital ahead of Tuesday's return fixture at Eastlands.</p> <p>European football governing body UEFA has ruled CSKA must play their next home Champions League match in a partly closed stadium after their fans were found guilty of aiming racist monkey chants at Toure during City's 2-1 group win last month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131104/football-cska-play-down-toure-racism-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Sport in Europe Yaya Toure AFP Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:36:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5979865 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Yaya Toure wins 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131202/football-yaya-toure-wins-2013-bbc-african-footballer-the-year-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was named the BBC's African Footballer of the Year for 2013 on Monday.</p> <p>It was the fifth straight year the Manchester City star had made the shortlist but the first time he'd taken the award.</p> <p>"Thank you to all the fans around the world who continue to support me and who love me a lot," said Toure in a BBC statement. "I'm very proud, I'm very happy, this award is amazing.</p> <p>"It's the fifth time in a row (being nominated) and this time is very special."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131202/football-yaya-toure-wins-2013-bbc-african-footballer-the-year-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Spain Yaya Toure AFP Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6006770 at http://www.globalpost.com Profile: Trio of awards sees Toure step out of shadows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/profile-trio-awards-sees-toure-step-out-shadows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>(Reuters) - A hat-trick of success at the African Footballer of the Year award has seen Yaya Toure step out of the shadow of some of his more charismatic compatriots to claim a place for himself among the continent's greats.</p> <p>Toure won the award for a third successive year on Thursday, piping John Obi Mikel of Nigeria and his national team captain Didier Drogba to the continent's top individual award.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/profile-trio-awards-sees-toure-step-out-shadows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Human Interest Yaya Toure Yaya Touré Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:34:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039427 at http://www.globalpost.com Toure wins African Footballer of Year for third time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/toure-wins-african-footballer-year-third-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure landed his third successive African Footballer of the Year award on Thursday to cap a memorable week.</p> <p>The Manchester City player edged out Nigeria's John Obi Mikel and fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba to make it a hat-trick of wins, emulating Abedi Pele and Samuel Eto'o.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/toure-wins-african-footballer-year-third-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Human Interest Sport in Africa Yaya Toure Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:40:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039442 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Barca tie can be Man City watershed - Toure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140217/football-barca-tie-can-be-man-city-watershed-toure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wants his side to prove their emergence as a European force by overcoming his former club Barcelona in the Champions League last 16.</p> <p>The two sides face off in the first leg of their tie at City's Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, when the home side will be making their first appearance in the competition's knockout phase.</p> <p>In stark contrast, Barcelona have reached the semi-finals for the last six seasons in a row, winning the tournament in 2009 and 2011, but Toure says that tackling the leading sides is a key stage in City's development.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140217/football-barca-tie-can-be-man-city-watershed-toure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Spain Technology Yaya Toure AFP Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:16:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6072968 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Toure strike keeps Man City in title mix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/football-toure-strike-keeps-man-city-title-mix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yaya Toure scored the only goal as Manchester City stayed in touch at the top of the Premier League with a gritty 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.</p> <p>Having managed just one point from their previous two league matches, Manuel Pellegrini's team looked for much of the game as if they were about to be frustrated once again.</p> <p>But with 20 minutes left, Toure touched in from a couple of yards to keep City, who lost substitute Stevan Jovetic to injury, three points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/football-toure-strike-keeps-man-city-title-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Sport in Europe Yaya Toure AFP Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:19:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6078219 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Toure magic puts City in control of title race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140427/football-toure-magic-puts-city-control-title-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester City took advantage of Liverpool's slip to put the destiny of the Premier League title back in their own hands as Yaya Toure inspired a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday.</p> <p>Manuel Pellegrini's side had received a huge boost when leaders Liverpool crashed to a 2-0 home defeat against Chelsea earlier in the day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140427/football-toure-magic-puts-city-control-title-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Yaya Toure AFP Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:04:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6132181 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Toure vows to be fit for City's title run-in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/football-toure-vows-be-fit-citys-title-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yaya Toure has declared himself fit for the final two matches of Manchester City's Premier League title push.</p> <p>The Ivory Coast midfielder, a key figure in City's bid for the English championship trophy, was substituted during the second half of the 3-2 win over Everton.</p> <p>However, City manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted Toure's early exit at Goodison Park had been a precaution to make sure his star man was fit for the games against Aston Villa on Wednesday and West Ham on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/football-toure-vows-be-fit-citys-title-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Premier League Technology Yaya Toure AFP Mon, 05 May 2014 18:06:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6139170 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Yaya Toure gives Elephants firepower http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140513/football-yaya-toure-gives-elephants-firepower <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yaya Toure has added a new weapon to his armoury and that spells danger for World Cup rivals of Ivory Coast.</p> <p>Once an occasional scorer, the African Footballer of the Year has become a hotshot in Manchester City's Premier League winning team.</p> <p>Toure scored a career-best 20 goals in the title race just decided -- many from free kicks with others created from surges through midfield.</p> <p>He was given a standing ovation when substituted just before the end of Manchester's 2-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday that sealed the title. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140513/football-yaya-toure-gives-elephants-firepower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Yaya Toure Yaya Touré AFP Tue, 13 May 2014 06:05:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6145449 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bizarre row casts doubt over Toure's Man City future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140520/football-bizarre-row-casts-doubt-over-toures-man-city-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yaya Toure's future as a Manchester City player is in doubt after he appeared to endorse claims by his agent that he was unhappy with the Premier League champions.</p> <p>His agent, Dimitry Seluk, claimed that City had shown Toure a lack of respect by not sufficiently acknowledging the player's 31st birthday last week.</p> <p>The Ivory Coast international, who scored 20 goals in City's run to the title in the season just finished, backed up the claims with a message on Twitter later on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140520/football-bizarre-row-casts-doubt-over-toures-man-city-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Touré Yaya Toure AFP Tue, 20 May 2014 18:39:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6152101 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast colossus Toure fights for African pride http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140605/ivory-coast-colossus-toure-fights-african-pride <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABID (Reuters) - Ivory Coast midfield colossus Yaya Toure has few obvious reasons to be unhappy - he is enormously successful, earns more than $350,000 a week at Manchester City and will soon play at the World Cup.</p> <p>Yet Toure says the fact he comes from Africa means he is not properly appreciated.</p> <p>"In the minds of people, they think Africans are like animals, are not human beings," he told the BBC in April, saying he was determined to raise the continent's profile during the finals in Brazil.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140605/ivory-coast-colossus-toure-fights-african-pride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Yaya Toure Yaya Touré Thomson Reuters Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:03:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6167206 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Yaya Toure injury doubt for opening game against Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140610/football-yaya-toure-injury-doubt-opening-game-against-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast's African Player of the Year Yaya Toure is doubtful for their opening World Cup group game with Japan on Saturday, coach Sabri Lamouchi told the Ivorian press on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 31-year-old Manchester City star -- whose performances and 20 goals for his club last season were instrumental in bringing them the Premier League title -- is still struggling with a hamstring injury he suffered in the title deciding win over West Ham on the last day of the league season. </p> <p>"He finished the season injured and worn out," said Lamouchi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140610/football-yaya-toure-injury-doubt-opening-game-against-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Yaya Toure AFP Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:07:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6171992 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Toure -- now he wants to stay at City http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/football-toure-now-he-wants-stay-at-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast international midfielder Yaya Toure on Friday moved to end speculation about his future stating he was committed to Premier League champions Manchester City.</p> <p>Toure, who scored 20 goals in City's run to the title, told Sky Sports News that he wanted to honour his contract at the Etihad Stadium which runs until 2017.</p> <p>"The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure said.</p> <p>"I want to stay. I will always honour my contract. I don't think about all this speculation. It's a big pleasure to stay and enjoy the next season."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/football-toure-now-he-wants-stay-at-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Technology Touré Yaya Toure AFP Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:16:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6208937 at http://www.globalpost.com