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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 12:24 GMT 13:24 UK
Ivory Coast name World Cup squad

The Ivorian make their debut at the World Cup finals
Ivory Coast manager Henri Michel has unveiled his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Germany.

The Frenchman has largely kept faith with the squad that won silver at the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

But Siaka Tiene, the Saint Etienne player, was dropped, with striker Abdoul Kader Keita replacing him.

The squad includes three British-based players - Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Arsenal defensive duo Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue.

The West Africans make their debut at the World Cup and take on Argentina in their opening Group C match in Hamburg on 10 June.

They will play Holland on 16 June and take on Serbia & Montenegro in their final group game five days later.


Goalkeepers: Jean-Jacques Tizie (Esperance Tunis, Tunisia), Boubacar Barry Copa (KSK Beveren, Belgium), Gerard Gnanhouan (Montpellier, France)

Defenders: Cyrille Domoraud (Creteil, France), Blaise Kouassi (ES Troyes, France), Abdoulaye Meite (Marseille, France), Etienne Arthur Boka (Strasbourg, France), Kolo Toure (Arsenal, England), Emmanuel Eboue (Arsenal, England), Marc Zoro (FC Messina, Italy)

Midfielders: Didier Zokora (St Etienne, France), Emerse Fae (Nantes, France), Kanga Gauthier Akale (Auxerre, France), Romaric Ndri Koffi (Le Mans, France), Gnegneri Yaya Toure (Olympiakos,Greece), Gilles Yapi Yapo (Young Boys, Switzerland), Guy Roland Demel (Hamburg, Germany)

Strikers: Bakari Kone (Nice, France), Didier Drogba (Chelsea, England), Arouna Kone (PSV Eindhoven, Holland), Bonaventure Kalou (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Abdoul Kader Keita (Lille, France), Aruna Dindane (Lens, France)



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