Côte d’Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi has included big names Didier Drogba, Kolo and Yaya Toure, Gervinho, Didier Zokora, Salomon Kalou and Boubacar Barry in his provisional 28-player squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Emmanuel Eboue and Siaka Tiene, along with midfielder Romaric N’Dri Koffi, missed the cut.
Côte d’Ivoire squad:
Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry, Sayouba Mande, Sylvain Gbohouo, Ali Badra Sangare.
Defenders: Kolo Toure, Arthur Boka, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Serge Aurier, Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba, Didier Zokora, Constant Djakpa, Brice Dja Djedje, Benjamin Angoua Brou, Bamba Souleymane.
Midfielders: Ismael Diomande, Max Gradel, Yaya Toure, Cheick Tiote, Geoffroy Serey Die, Didier Ya Konan.
Forwards: Didier Drogba, Gervinho, Salomon Kalou, Wilfried Bony, Giovanni Sio, Mathis Bolly, Seydou Doumbia, Lacina Traore.
* Squad lists are only official once they have been confirmed and published by FIFA on 16 May at 12:00 CET.