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COTE D’IVOIRE – Elephants looking far

Report by CAF 

Two-time champions Cote d’Ivoire are coming back to the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations hoping to do better than their quarterfinals appearance in the last edition.

Nickname: The Elephants

Participation No. 24

Records: Champions (1992, 2015)

Cote d'Ivoire

Qualifiers:

Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 Niger

Ethiopia 2-1 Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 Madagascar

Madagascar 1-1 Cote d’Ivoire

Niger 0-3 Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 Ethiopia

Patrice Beaumelle - CIV

Coach: Patrice Beaumelle

Country: France

Date of Birth: 24.04.1978

“We are in a tough group with teams I do respect all. All the games will be tough and exciting. We cannot wait to be there”.

Squad

17. Cote d'Ivoire Max Gradel

Players to watch:

Sebastein Haller (30) Forward, Ajax (Netherlands)

Franck Kessie (25) Midfielder, AC Milan (Italy)

Max-Alain Gradel (34) Forward, Sivasspor (Turkey)

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