It is finally dropped. Sabri Lamouchi unveiled on the site of the FIF (Ivorian Football Federation) the names of five players who will not go to Brazil. “I had to tell five boys who have been exemplary throughout the course that they will not compete in the World Cup in Brazil. These are: Badra Ali, Brice Dja Djédjé, Benjamin Angoua, Lacina Traore and Seydou Doumbia,” he said.
Suddenly, the 23 Elephants are known. The frames are there. From Copa Barry to Didier Drogba through the Toure brothers ( Kolo and Yaya ) and also Zokora . Some will make their first World Cup as Serge Aurier, Daniel Akpa – Akpro and other Giovanni Sio.
Côte d’ Ivoire has lost its first match of preparation last Saturday against Bosnia1-2.
Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren / BEL ) Sayouba Mande ( Stabaek / NOR ), Sylvain Gbohouo ( Séwé San Pedro / CIV )
Defenders: Kolo Toure (Liverpool / ENG ), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart / GER ), Jean -Daniel Akpa Akpro ( Toulouse / FRA ), Serge Aurier ( Toulouse / FRA) , Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba ( Caykur Rizespor / TUR ), Didier Zokora ( Trabzonspor / TUR) , Constant Djakpa (Frankfurt / GER) , Souleymane Bamba ( Trabzonspor / TUR)
Midfielders: Ismael Diomandé (AS Saint-Etienne/FRA ), Max Gradel (AS Saint-Etienne/FRA ) , Yaya Touré ( Manchester City / ENG), Cheick Tiote Ishmael (Newcastle / ENG), Geoffroy Serey Die ( FC Basel / SUI ), Didier Ya Konan ( Hannover 96/GER )
Forwards: Didier Drogba ( Galatasaray / TUR) , Gervinho ( Roma / ITA) , Salomon Kalou ( Lille / FRA) , Wilfried Bony ( Swansea / ENG ), Giovanni Sio ( FC Basel / SUI) , Mathis Bolly (Düsseldorf / GER).