VIDEO: Chelsea legends John Terry and Didier Drogba share interview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea beat Turkish side Galatasaray 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 match on Tuesday night, with the Blues now progressing to the last quarter finals, but at the expense of club legend Didier Drogba.
Former Arsenal flop lashes out at Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Arsenal attacker Gervinho has slammed Arsene Wenger for sapping his confidence through extended periods on the bench during his two year stay in North London.
The Ivory Coast international, who signed for Serie A side Roma last summer for â‚¬8m, is enjoying a new lease of life under new boss Rudi Garcia, and has clearly highlighted the difference between his experiences,
"The fundamental difference between the Roma and Arsenal is the coach,"Gervinho told 'Sports Ilustrated',
"Garcia here gives me confidence, I know that he believes in me.
PHOTO: Lacina Traore with the Everton Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton unveiled new signing Lacina Traore today, with the giant Ivory Coast striker joining the Toffees until the end of the season.
The forward, at 6ft 8in, breaks the record of Birmingham's Nicola Zigic for tallest striker ever in the Premier League, and moves to Goodison Park from the principality for the remainder of the season.
West Ham have completed the signing of Lacina Traore after he was given a work permit. The Ivory Coast striker joins a select group of three in the Premier League's Two Metres Tall Club. Here are the tallest players to grace the Premier League at the moment. 1. Lacina Traore (West Ham, 6ft 8in) Traore [.
Chelsea's John Obi Mikel shortlisted for African Player of the Year Award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The African Football Confederation (CAF) today has announced the list of 25 players, nominated for the African Footballer of the Year, 2013 award. Chelsea star John Obi Mikel, who was also included in the BBC African Player of the Year award, has been the sole representative for the Blues, as Samuel Eto'o, the four times winner of the trophy, is a notable absentee.
Liverpool will battle Turkish side Galatasaray and Italian giants Juventus for the signing of Anzhi striker Lacina Traore. The Russian side is clearing out all its well-paid foreign players, and Traore could follow former team-mates Samuel Eto'o and Willian to the Premier League. The Daily Express reports that the Ivory Coast international is a long-term [.
Exodus continue at Arsenal but can they land Suarez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal continue their mass exodus this season, as manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the departures of two more players â€“ Gervinho andMarouane Chamakh.
The Gunners have received a financial boost this season with a reported Â£70 million transfer war-chest, but so far only one player has been signed, youngster Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre on a free transfer.
Gervinho to finally sign for Roma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Following weeks of intense negotiations, Arsenal forward Yao Gervinho has finally completed his long-awaited move to Serie A side AS Roma. A fee of Â£6.9M is reported to have been agreed by both parties.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted in a recent interview how the side were close to an agreement, but the deal has now been finalised and the 26-year old will soon undergo a medical with the Italian outfit.
Why were Swansea unopposed to sign Wilfried Bony? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2013/14 season started early for Capital One Cup winners Swansea City. Following the cup win last season, they were drafted in to the Europa League as per the rule, and had to subsequently play a qualifying match against Swedish outfit Malmo FF.
'2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' game set for April release - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With 121 days still to go before the start of the World Cup, EA Sports have announced the impending arrival of the official '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' video game, with fans able to get their teeth into the action as soon as April.
Place your Bets! Analysing the 2014 World Cup Betting Favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The summer is fast approaching, and in true World Cup fashion, football fans everywhere have begun to browse catalogues of the latest wide-screen TVs, sound out their favourite watering holes, and pray that the old barbecue will survive in the back garden this winter.
Senegal vs Ivory Coast 1-1 Highlights 2013 WC Playoffs Africa Sow penalty Kalou Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Senegal vs Ivory Coast 1-1 Highlights 2013 WC Playoffs Africa Sow penalty Kalou Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Senegal vs Ivory Coast 2013 ( Senegal Cote d'Ivoire VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Senegal vs Ivory Coast 1-1 ( Sow pen/ Kalou) Casablanca- 16 November, 2013- WC [.
Who will be the next team in Africa to join Nigeria in next summer's World Cup? After Nigeria's victory earlier today against Ethiopia, an even bigger match is set for today with two African giants â€” Senegal and Ivory Coast â€” battling it out to see who will stay home and who will go to Brazil.
Mexico vs Ivory Coast 2013 Highlights Metlife Stadium 4-1 Peralta Reyna Drogba Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Mexico vs Ivory Coast 2013 Highlights Metlife Stadium 4-1 Peralta Reyna Drogba Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Mexico vs Ivory Coast 2013 ( Mexico Cote d'Ivoire VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Mexico vs Ivory Coast 4-1 (Boka OG, Peralta*2, Reyna/ Drogba pen) Metlife Stadium- International friendly- [.
The swarm of cameras around footballers and professional athletes is nothing new. Sitting on the Galatasaray bench this past weekend, Didier Drogba decided to spend some time turning the tables. Snagging a camera from one of the photographers, Didier went ahead and took a few shots.
Didier Drogba and his Ivorian teammates rightly celebrated their place in the World Cup 2014 Finals in Brazil on Saturday evening. A late goal from Salomon Kalou in a 1-1 draw with Senegal ensured the Ivorians would be in attendance in Brazil and it clearly meant a lot.
After the game, Didier Drogba posted the below photo from the team hotel with the caption "Mission Accomplished.
Sorry, that should have read: Gervinho shows Arsenal fans he's still missing on Roma debut. The Emirates flop appears to have taken his Arsenal form to Serie A with him after he fluffed two one-on-ones in his first outing since his switch from the Gunners. The Ivory Coast international spurned some excellent chances in his [.
Thks to all @Arsenal fans for their support during my 2 years as a gunner.Thks to all my team mate and Arsenal staff. pic.twitter.com/SPR7dvrp7u Gervinho (@GervinhOfficial) August 8, 2013 Arsenal flop Gervinho has moved to Italian side Roma for Â£8m. The Ivory Coast forward failed to make an impression at the Emirates after arriving [.
Arsenal continue their summer exodus with the sale of out of favor Ivory Coast forward, Gervinho. The former Lille star has moved to Italian club AS Roma for a fee of Â£8 million to rejoin his former manager, Rudi Garcia who took over the Giallorossi this summer.
During his time in France, Gervinho looked a major target for Europe's elite clubs such as Arsenal and earned a moved to the Emirates in 2011.
Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is looking forward to a party upon his return to his old stomping ground. The Ivory Coast international is back in north London to play in the Emirates Cup with current club Galatasaray and it sounds like he's going to make that cause for celebration. He said: "To be [.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. If Mexico is a team in the midst of a heavy funk, it certainly did not appear that way on Wednesday.
Mexico cruised to a 4-1 victory over Ivory Coast in a friendly at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday night. Oribe Peralta paved the way for the impressive win in front of a crowd of 35,671, scoring twice in a dominant first half for El Tri.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke was on rare old form for Belgium in their 2-2 draw with Ivory Coast last night; farting the ball a good few yards over the crossbar having been faced with the tricky task of rolling it gently into the back of a completely vacant net.
After an exciting and decisive weekend of World Cup qualifying play-offs, 24 nations (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, England and Spain) have now booked a ticket to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The African World Cup Play-off draw has led to the following clashes: Ethiopia-Nigeria Ghana-Egypt Ivory Coast-Senegal Tunisia-Cameroun Burkina Faso-Algeria The exciting newcomers from Ethiopia will have to play their best against Nigeria's African champions, while Ghana and Egypt will be an epic clash between two of the strongest footballing nations in Africa.