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Côte d'Ivoire qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on October 8th, 2005.

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Côte d'Ivoire in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Côte d'Ivoire's 1st appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Côte d'Ivoire's Best World Cup Performance

Qualifying for Germany 2006.

Côte d'Ivoire World Cup Preparations

The Ivory Coast have opted for the French town of Vittel as their pre-World Cup camp, from 19th May to 4th June.

Côte d'Ivoire Team Hotel

Hotel Clostermanns Hof:
Heerstrasse, Niederkassel-Uckendorf.
The Hotel chosen by Ivory Coast as their World Cup base has already hosted many national and international football teams in the historic listed building; ideally situated between between Cologne and Bonn.

Niederkassel have put together a special World Cup website, with a French version for fans visiting from Côte d'Ivoire.

Côte d'Ivoire Friendly Matches

Lost to Spain (2:3), Wednesday 1st March. (Valladolid)
Abdulkader Keita (13), Bonaventure Kalou (47).

Drew with Switzerland (1:1), Saturday 27th May. (Basle)
Emerse Fae (47).

Drew with Chile (1:1), Tuesday 30th May. (Vittel)
Aruna Dindane (71pen).

Beat Slovenia (3:0), Sunday 4th June. (Evry-Bondoufle)
Didier Drogba (35 and 36), Kanga Akale (70).

Côte d'Ivoire in the 2006 World Cup

Fédération Ivoirienne de Football
Group C

Argentina vs Côte d'Ivoire in Hamburg:
With less than 10 minutes remaining, Didier Drogba pulled the Ivory Coast back into the game; snapping onto a return ball in the middle of the Argentina area. Too little, too late.

Holland vs Côte d'Ivoire in Stuttgart:
A second yellow card for Didier Drogba means his tournament is over; as Côte d'Ivoire only have the last group match left to play, after losing to Holland.

Côte d'Ivoire vs Serbia & Montenegro in München:
Côte d'Ivoire came back from two goals down, to leave the 2006 World Cup Finals with a win.

Knockout Stage

Côte d'Ivoire failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Côte d'Ivoire World Cup Squad 2006

Ivory Coast Football Kit
Les Elephants

Goalkeepers:

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

Defenders:

3 Arthur Boka (Strasbourg, France)
4 Kolo Toure (Arsenal, England)
6 Blaise Kouassi (ES Troyes, France)
12 Abdoulaye Meite (Marseille, France)
13 Marc Zoro (FC Messina, Italy)
17 Cyrille Domoraud (Creteil, France)
21 Emmanuel Eboue (Arsenal, England)

Midfielders:

2 Kanga Akale (Auxerre, France)
5 Didier Zokora (St Etienne, France)
7 Emerse Fae (Nantes, France)
10 Gilles Yapi Yapo (Young Boys, Switzerland)
19 Yaya Toure (Olympiakos,Greece)
20 Guy Demel (Hamburg, Germany)
22 Romaric Ndri (Le Mans, France)

Forwards:

8 Bonaventure Kalou (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
9 Arouna Kone (PSV Eindhoven, Holland)
11 Didier Drogba (Chelsea, England)
14 Bakari Kone (Nice, France)
15 Aruna Dindane (Lens, France)
18 Abdoul Kader Keita (Lille, France)

Trainer:
Henri Michel (France).

Players to watch:
11 Didier Drogba (Chelsea, England)
15 Aruna Dindane (Lens, France)

Destination Ivory Coast

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