Côte d’Ivoire have qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. At the moment the country is ranked at #19 on the FIFA Rankings. Vahid HalilhodÅ¾iÄ‡ (a former Yugoslav footballer) is the current coach of the Ivory Coast national football team.
Didier Drogba is the current captain of the Côte d’Ivoire national football team. He’s also the top scoring player and the most capped player in Ivory Coast football history. He’s scored 41 goals in 75 matches for Côte d’Ivoire. Drogba plays for English Football Club Chelsea.
The country has been represented 17 times in the Africa Cup of Nations since 1965. Côte d’Ivoire won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1992. The country also competed in 1 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament in 1992 and ended in 4th place.
Côte d’Ivoire promises to be one of the most interesting teams in next year’s FIFA World Cup. This will be the 2nd time a team from the Ivory Coast will play in a World Cup tournament in South Africa. In 1995 the Côte d’Ivoire rugby team played in the IRB Rugby World Cup which was hosted by South Africa.
Here is the list of 3 group matches that Cote d’Ivoire are scheduled to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa:
- Cote d’Ivoire vs Portugal – 15 June 2010 @ Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth – Kickoff at 16:00
- Cote d’Ivoire vs Brazil – 20 June 2010 @ Soccer City, Johannesburg – Kickoff at 20:30
- Cote d’Ivoire vs North Korea – 25 June 2010 @Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit – Kickoff at 16:00