National football team coach of Ivory Coast, Sabri Lamouchi named a preliminary list of 28 players competing for the World Cup in Brazil which includes 7 players and Didier Drogba.
Drogba (36) hopes that the team, unlike at the previous two contests, will achieve better results in Brazil.
“For the past two World Cups, draw was not lucky for us. Now we have a realistic chance to achieve a better result,” said Drogba.
Ivory Coast in 2006th and 2010th year ended as third in the group. In Germany (2006.) were third behind Argentina and the Netherlands, while in South Africa (2010.) they finished behind Brazil and Portugal.
In Brazil, Ivory Coast is located in group C along with Colombia, Japan and Greece.
Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren), Sylvain Gbohouo (sewe Sport), but Sangare Badra (ASEC Mimosas), Sayouba Sande (Stabaek).
Defenders: Kolo Toure (Arsenal), Sol Bamba (Trabzonspor), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor), Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart), Benjamin Angoua (Valenciennes), Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba (Caykur Rizespor), Constant Djakpa (Frankfurt ), Brice Dja Djedje (Marseille), Jean-Daniel Akpa-AKPRO (Toulouse).
Midfielders: Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Cheik Tiote (Newcastle), Serey Die (Basel), Max Gradel (St Etienne), Diomande Ismael (Saint Etienne), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover), Mathis Bolly (Dusseldorf).
Forwards: Gervinho (Roma), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), Salomon Kalou (Lille), Wilfried Bony (Swansea), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow), Lacina Traore (Everton), Giovanni Sio (Basel)