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Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast factfile

Factfile for the Ivory Coast, who play Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone and Algeria in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from January 12:

Ivory Coast National football team PHOTO: Reuters

Factfile for the Ivory Coast, who play Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone and Algeria in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from January 12:

Popular name: Elephants

Rankings: 10 Africa, 56 world

Captain: Serge Aurier

Coach: Patrice Beaumelle (FRA)

Qualifying results: Niger 1-0 3-0, Ethiopia 3-1 1-2, Madagascar 2-1 1-1

Scorers: 3 – Franck Kessie, 2 – Serge Aurier, 1 – Willy Boly, Gervinho, Max Gradel, Sebastien Haller, Wilfried Kanon, Jean Kouassi

Previous appearances: 23

Best placings: Champions 1992, 2015

Squad

Goalkeepers: Abdoul Karim Cisse (ASEC Mimosas), Ira Eliezer Tape (San Pedro), Sylvain Gbohouo (Wolkite Ketema/ETH), Badra Ali Sangare (JDR Stars/RSA)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Villarreal/ESP), Eric Bailly (Manchester Utd/ENG), Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG), Simon Deli (Adana Demirspor/TUR), Wilfried Kanon (Pyramids/EGY), Ghislain Konan (Reims/FRA), Odilon Kossounou (Bayer Leverkusen/GER)

Midfielders: Jeremie Boga, Hamed Traore (both Sassuolo/ITA), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Lazio/ITA), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley/ENG), Serey Die (Sion/SUI), Max Gradel (Sivasspor/TUR), Franck Kessie (AC Milan/ITA), Habib Maiga (Metz/FRA), Ibrahim Sangare (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Jean Michael Seri (Fulham/ENG)

Forwards: Yohan Boli (Al-Rayyan/QAT), Karim Konate (ASEC Mimosas), Christian Kouame (Anderlecht/BEL), Jean Kouassi (Trabzonspor/TUR), Sebastien Haller (Ajax/NED), Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal/ENG), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace/ENG)

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