When Côte d’Ivoire take the field against Germany on June 7, how they will play will be a mystery. Not because they have ginned up some tactics in secret—though maybe they have!—but because they have only played a single match in the past seven months. While the Côte d’Ivoire men’s team is known for world class…
Update: As a commenter points out, it looks like the Drogba in the video Didier's brother, not the man himself. Sorry for the mix-up.
Ivory Coast backup goalkeeper Boubacar Barry delivered his home country its first Africa Cup Of Nations since 1992 when he stopped his counterpart keeper's goal and then scored his own in the eleventh round of a penalty shootout.
Technically, this Malian defender did well not letting Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony score here, but while sitting on his ass after Bony embarrassed him by flicking an elastico between his legs, I wonder if the guy thought he'd have been better off letting the striker walk on by.
Ivory Coast took on Cameroon at home in Abidjan today, in their final match of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. With three minutes of stoppage time left, and both teams assured of qualifying with a 0-0 draw, Cameroon was content to let the Ivory Coast pass the ball around unmolested.
Colombia put four balls in the net yesterday, which means we have four instances of Javier Fernández Franco going berserk and four instances of the awesome Caracol heavy metal celebration song. Here's everything from Colombia's Caracol TV, and the rest of the goals scored yesterday as heard in the home country.
This was a heartbreaker.
Here's our daily roundup of every World Cup goal as heard on national broadcasts. Colombia again takes the lead, with both the amazing play-by-play on Caracol TV but also that kick-ass theme song.
Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die shed tears while attempting to sing the anthem today. It wasn't patriotism—it was soon reported by multiple outlets that Die had learned of the death of his father two hours before kick-off. (The rumor appears to have been started by a hacky Twitter account.) It turned out to be…
After two Colombian goals from James Rodríguez and Juan Quintero looked to put to bed what had been a pretty tight match, Gervinho remembered that he's Gervinho and can tear his way to the goal and score at will. Ivory Coast were back in it! For a few minutes.
Most of us will tune into today's clash between the Ivory Coast and Colombia to see who'll leave the game atop Group C. But for some of the world's biggest clubs—Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United, perhaps—the focus will be on two players in particular: 21-year-old Ivorian right back Serge Aurier and…
Japan held a 1-0 lead from the 16th minute, when Keisuke Honda hit a rocket past Copa Barry, to the 64th minute. In that 64th, minute two headers, off two Serge Aurier crosses, ripped the three points away from Japan and gave Ivory Coast a 2-1 comeback win.
It's put up or shut up time for Ivory Coast this summer. The Elephants have gone almost a decade as easily Africa's most talented squad, yet time and again, they've come up short in international play. In a finally forgiving World Cup group, and with a couple key players in the form of their lives, Ivory Coast has one…
Zambia stunned the Ivory Coast yesterday in winning the African Cup of Nations after a 17-minute 8-7 penalty shootout.
Remember this name: Souleymane Coulibaly (no pronunciation guide needed!) is a player for the Ivory Coast national team, and he has been scoring a lot of goals lately. His hat trick against Brazil yesterday gave the African squad a 3-3 tie and a place among the final 16 teams in the U-17 World Cup in Brazil, and…
"The Group Of Death" showdown that you've been waiting for has arrived. Can Brazil bounce back after their "loss" to the mighty Bad Korea? Does Drogba get the start for Les Éléphants? Should be a scorcher. Comment and follow the action.
If Drogba plays, this might be the best game of we've had so far. If he doesn't, expect Cristiano Ronaldo's preening to be even more insufferable.
If you happen to be holidaying in Portugal today, chances are that your lunchtime platter of small sausages was temporarily forgotten thanks to a strange noise that sounded like a few million Cristiano Ronaldo fans all sighing in unison.