Ivory Coast

Didier Drogba

Late sub Didier Drogba makes Montreal Impact happy

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Didier Drogba scored his first goal of the Major League Soccer season on a clever backheel shot as the Montreal Impact snapped the Fire's four-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win in Chicago.

The former Chelsea star and all-time leading scorer of the Ivory Coast national team was standing in the centre of the box with his back to the goal when he redirected the ball into the bottom left corner.

Late sub Didier Drogba makes Montreal Impact happy

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Didier Drogba scored his first goal of the Major League Soccer season on a clever backheel shot as the Montreal Impact snapped the Fire's four-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win in Chicago.

The former Chelsea star and all-time leading scorer of the Ivory Coast national team was standing in the centre of the box with his back to the goal when he redirected the ball into the bottom left corner.

Photos : Ivory Coast Wins African Nations Cup In Dramatic Penalty Shootout After 23-Year Wait

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Congratulations to Ivory Coast, who were (finally) crowned African Nations Champions after a 23-year wait. They edged Ghana 9-8 on penalties following a goalless draw after extra time in the final at Estadio de Bata.

Victory for the Ivory Coast also handed coach Herve Renard the distinction of becoming the first coach to win the tournament with different countries after his success with Zambia in 2012, when they edged the Ivorians in a shootout.

Jose Mourinho Salutes Drogba After Chelsea Defeat Spurs in London Derby

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lauded Didier Drogba's longevity as the Ivory Coast striker rolled back the years in an influential showing in Wednesday night's 3-0 victory over Tottenham.

Spurs were bidding for a first win at Stamford Bridge since February 1990 at the 28th attempt and began well, with Harry Kane hitting the crossbar with an early header.

Manchester City

Reports: Yaya Toure To Ditch Man City After Being Offered Whopping £30m Contract To Move To China

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Come the Pep revolution, it seems that Yaya Toure will be first out of the door at Manchester City just as he was shunted out of the reckoning when Guardiola took over at Barcelona all those years ago.

However, it doesn't look like the Ivory Coast midfielder, 32, is going to struggle to pay the gas bill any time soon, with reports today that he could earn a staggering £30million a year if he chooses to follow the hordes flocking to the Chinese Super League.

Wilfried Bony is disappointed he didn’t start for Manchester City against Arsenal

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Wilfried Bony has slammed Manuel Pellegrini for failing to start him in Manchester City's defeat at Premier League title rivals Arsenal. Ivory Coast striker Bony had scored three in four games while City's star forward Sergio Aguero was out with a heel injury. But Aguero was back for Monday's clash at the Emirates Stadium and started as City lost 2-1 in a match that could have a significant bearing on the title race.

Wilfried Bony is disappointed he didn’t start for Manchester City against Arsenal

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Wilfried Bony has slammed Manuel Pellegrini for failing to start him in Manchester City's defeat at Premier League title rivals Arsenal. Ivory Coast striker Bony had scored three in four games while City's star forward Sergio Aguero was out with a heel injury. But Aguero was back for Monday's clash at the Emirates Stadium and started as City lost 2-1 in a match that could have a significant bearing on the title race.

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure voted BBC African Player of the Year

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Manchester City's Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was voted the BBC's African Footballer of the Year for the second time on Friday. Toure helped his country win the African Nations Cup in February and has maintained his high standards with City, who finished second in the Premier League last season and are challenging for the title again this term.

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure voted BBC African Player of the Year

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Manchester City's Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was voted the BBC's African Footballer of the Year for the second time on Friday. Toure helped his country win the African Nations Cup in February and has maintained his high standards with City, who finished second in the Premier League last season and are challenging for the title again this term.

Hamstring injury will keep Wilfried Bony out of Ivory Coast’s qualifiers against Liberia

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Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has been ruled out of Ivory Coast's World Cup qualifying doubleheader against Liberia.

Bony limped off in City's 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at Aston Villa on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, with Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini saying afterwards he did not think the 26-year-old would be able to play during this international break.

Hamstring injury will keep Wilfried Bony out of Ivory Coast’s qualifiers against Liberia

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Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has been ruled out of Ivory Coast's World Cup qualifying doubleheader against Liberia.

Bony limped off in City's 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at Aston Villa on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, with Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini saying afterwards he did not think the 26-year-old would be able to play during this international break.

CAF Player Of The Year: Will Yaya Toure Win Again?

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CAF Player Of The Year: Will Yaya Toure Win Again? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ivory Coast skipper Yaya Toure is in theframeto win the African Player of the Year award for thefifth consecutive year.

The Manchester City midfielder has been included in the list of 37 namesfor the Confederation of African Football's annual award.

Rais M'Bolhi and Algeria fall in Africa Cup of Nations Quarterfinal

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Manchester City forward Wilifried Bony's brace led the Ivory Coast to a 3-1 victory over Algeria.

Rais M'Bolhi will make the odd journey from Equatorial Guinea to Clearwater, Florida after Algeria was bounced from the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. Clearwater is where his club team the Philadelphia Union kick off their outdoor training on February 2nd.

Wilfried Bony: Manchester City striker’s enviable stats

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The Premier League's top three goal scorers of 2014 have joined forces after Wilfried Bony's move from Swansea City to Manchester City was officially confirmed.

The 26-year-old scored 20 league goals for Swansea during the last calendar year.

Women's World Cup

Thailand-Germany, Ivory Coast-Norway, Netherlands-Canada, China PR-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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As the group stages wrap-up we see who is emerging as the top teams in the 2015 Women's World Cup as they prepare for the knock-out rounds. Today one of the tournament favorites, Germany, attempt to recover from a disappointing draw and say goodbye to newcomers Ivory Coast.

Tell us below, who are you most excited to see today?

Thailand-Germany, Ivory Coast-Norway, Netherlands-Canada, China PR-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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As the group stages wrap-up we see who is emerging as the top teams in the 2015 Women's World Cup as they prepare for the knock-out rounds. Today one of the tournament favorites, Germany, attempt to recover from a disappointing draw and say goodbye to newcomers Ivory Coast.

Tell us below, who are you most excited to see today?

Germany-Norway, China-Netherlands, Ivory Coast-Thailand, Canada-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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Now that the first round of the Group Stagehas finished, we get our second look at Groups A and B today. Germany faces Norway in what will likely become the battle for first place in Group B. Plus, there'sanother look at host nation Canada who is hoping to make a bigger impact in their second game.

Germany-Norway, China-Netherlands, Ivory Coast-Thailand, Canada-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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Now that the first round of the Group Stagehas finished, we get our second look at Groups A and B today. Germany faces Norway in what will likely become the battle for first place in Group B. Plus, there'sanother look at host nation Canada who is hoping to make a bigger impact in their second game.

Women’s World Cup: Norway vs Thailand and Germany vs Ivory Coast TV times and open thread

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Today we head to Ottawa to see the first games from Group B that includes tournament favorites, Germany. Die Nationalelf's goal is to win 2015 World Cup, but do you agree? Share your predictionsand read the ones from our experts.

Norway v. Thailand

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Lansdowne Stadium – Ottawa

These two teams may be able to cancel each other out.

Women’s World Cup: Norway vs Thailand and Germany vs Ivory Coast TV times and open thread

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Today we head to Ottawa to see the first games from Group B that includes tournament favorites, Germany. Die Nationalelf's goal is to win 2015 World Cup, but do you agree? Share your predictionsand read the ones from our experts.

Norway v. Thailand

1PM ET FOX
Group B
Lansdowne Stadium – Ottawa

These two teams may be able to cancel each other out.

Ghana

The Penalty Shootout: Flaws and Alternatives

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Watching last weekend's African Cup of Nations Final reminded fans everywhere of soccer'selephant in the room, penalties. The penalty shootout is the one glaring error in a beautiful, near-perfect game. After 120 minutes of battling for each yard and each shot, the game is finally decided by a combination of luck and some level of mind games.

Datos curiosos sobre la Final de la Copa Africana de Naciones

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(El defensa Koko Touré cargando la Copa Africana de Naciones. Foto: AFP)

Costa de Marfil consiguió el título de la Copa Africana de Naciones celebrada en Guinea Ecuatorial este año al vencer en la tanda de penales a Ghana por 9-8.

Un estudio ha revelado que las tandas de penales no son, como se cree generalmente, una lotería con 50% de posibilidades para cada uno.

Ivory Coast wins 2015 AFCON Final; Watch match highlights [VIDEO]

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Just like in 1992, Ivory Coast defeated their neighbor and rival Ghana 9-8 in penalties to win the African Cup of Nations for the second time after a goalless draw. Often touted as the weak-link of the Elephants 'golden generation,' goalkeeper Boubacar Barry made two saves and the game-winning goal to become a hero forever in his country and he was reveling the moment after the match.

Ivory Coast wins 2015 AFCON Final; Watch match highlights [VIDEO]

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Just like in 1992, Ivory Coast defeated their neighbor and rival Ghana 9-8 in penalties to win the African Cup of Nations for the second time after a goalless draw. Often touted as the weak-link of the Elephants 'golden generation,' goalkeeper Boubacar Barry made two saves and the game-winning goal to become a hero forever in his country and he was reveling the moment after the match.

Ivory Coast vs Ghana 2015 AFCON Final Penalties Video 9-8- CIV Golden Generation finally win trophy

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How to watch Ghana vs Ivory Coast in AFCON Final on US TV and Internet; 2pm ET kickoff

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Today'sAfrica Cup of Nations final between Ivory Coast and Ghana is being shown live on US TV via beIN SPORTS and online via DishWorld with a Sunday kickoff time of 2pm ET/11am PT.

Programming note: If you live in the United States, the game is being televised on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS Español as well as being streamed live on DishWorld.

How to watch Ghana vs Ivory Coast in AFCON Final on US TV and Internet; 2pm ET kickoff

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Today'sAfrica Cup of Nations final between Ivory Coast and Ghana is being shown live on US TV via beIN SPORTS and online via DishWorld with a Sunday kickoff time of 2pm ET/11am PT.

Programming note: If you live in the United States, the game is being televised on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS Español as well as being streamed live on DishWorld.

Ghana vs. Ivory Coast: 2015 African Cup of Nations final preview

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Two of the continent's historic superpowers will face each other in the African Cup of Nations final today at 2pm ET on beIN SPORTS.

They happen to be neighbors and fierce rivals as well. Ghana and Ivory Coast have each put their respective homelands through so much heartache and are always heavily criticized by their fans.

Ghana vs. Ivory Coast: 2015 African Cup of Nations final preview

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Two of the continent's historic superpowers will face each other in the African Cup of Nations final today at 2pm ET on beIN SPORTS.

They happen to be neighbors and fierce rivals as well. Ghana and Ivory Coast have each put their respective homelands through so much heartache and are always heavily criticized by their fans.

The African final I will miss

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I have traveled to a Colombia where all the football discussion is about James Rodriguez' injury and about Chelsea's signing of Juan Cuadrado. As Colombians hardly know Africa, the interest for the African Cup of Nations is hardly noticed. As I left Liberia Ghana had strolled to the semi-finals to face the Equatorial Guinean hosts.

African Cup of Nations

Video Yaya Toure goal vs DR Congo AFCON 2015 | RD Congo Ivory Coast 1-3 Highlights

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Ivory Coast vs Algeria 3-1 Goals CAN 2015 Highlights Cote d’Ivoire Bony Gervinho Soudani

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Ivory Coast vs Mali 1-1 Highlights CAN 2015 Gradel Sako Goals Video

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Guinea

The lucky last quarterfinalist

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Yesterday Group D in the Africa Cup of Nations was decided: with Ivory Coast beating Cameroun 1-0, they won the group. But in the other match Guinea and Mali tied 1-1. This was the third 1-1 tie for each of them, and meant a draw would decide the quarterfinalist. Guinea won, and will be excited to face Ghana in their next match, where Ghana will undoubtedly be the great favourite.

Ivory Coast vs Guinea 2015 AFCON Highlights 1-1 Keita Gervinho Red Card Doumbia Yattara Goals Vieo

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The Rest

Monrovia traffic warning

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Last week, at 7 AM, I was on my way to work in Monrovia. I usually pass by the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, but on this day, at that very early hour, the road was closed, causing an enormous traffic jam as cars were being re-directed around the stadium. The same happened in the afternoon, when closed roads led to more chaotic traffic congestions in the narrow pot-holed streets of downtown Monrovia.

Germany vs Ivory Coast 10-0 Highlights Womens World Cup 2015 Sasic Mittag Goals Video

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Kolo Toure to take “big deicison” on Liverpool future

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Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is unsure about his future at Liverpool and admits he has a very difficult decision to make.

Toure's current deal expires this summer and although talks have been going on over a contract extension, so far nothing has yet materialised.

Ivory Coast Win First AFCON Title In 23 Years After Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry Scores Winning Penalty (Video)

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Madness. Utter madness. Ivory Coast have won their second African Cup of Nations title (the first coming way back in 1992) after beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties in the 2015 final.

The match itself was roughly 120 minutes of goalless pish which just so happened to be followed by one of the most nervy, teeth-chatteringly tense penalty shoot-outs we've seen in a good while.

Yaya Toure Screamer v DR Congo (Vine)

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Yaya Toure gave the Ivory Coast the lead with this screamer against DR Congo in the African Nations Cup as they made it to the final for the first time in three years with a 3-1 win today!