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Last Updated: Friday, 4 January 2008, 16:18 GMT
Drogba named in Ivory Coast squad
Didier Drogba
Drogba is recovering from knee surgery
Injured striker Didier Drogba has been named in the Ivory Coast's 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup.

Despite his knee injury, the Chelsea striker has been included in a line-up which includes just one local player.

Elephants coach Ulrich Stielike called up goalkeeper Tiasse Kone, who plays for Ivorian champions Africa Sports.

The Ivorians will train in Kuwait from 7 to 18 January where they will play three friendlies against Kuwait and two local clubs.

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The Ivory Coast are in Group B in the Nations Cup with Nigeria, Mali and Benin.

Goalkeepers:
Boubacar Barry (KSC Lokeren/BEL), Stephane Loboue (Greuther Fürth/GER), Tiassé Koné (Africa Sports/CIV)

Defenders:
Emmanuel Eboue (Arsenal/ENG), Kolo Toure (Arsenal/ENG), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart/GER), Constant Djakpa (Pandurii Targu Jiu/ROM), Steve Gohouri (Borussia Monchengladbach/GER), Abdoulaye Meite (Bolton/ENG), Marc Zoro (Benfica/POR)

Midfielders:
Emerse Fae (Reading/ENG), Christian Koffi Ndri Romaric (Le Mans/FRA), Siaka Tiene (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Yaya Toure (FC Barcelona/ESP), Didier Zokora (Tottenham/ENG)

Strikers:
Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea/ENG), Aruna Dindane (Lens/FRA), Kader Keita (Lyon/FRA), Arouna Kone (Sevilla/ESP), Bakari Koné "Baky" (Nice/FRA), Gervais Yao Kouassi "Gervinho" (Le Mans/FRA), Boubacar Sanogo (Werder Bremen/GER)



SEE ALSO
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01 Jan 08 |  Africa Cup of Nations


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