Ivory Coast

Factbox - New Chelsea signing Didier Drogba

LONDON - Factbox on Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba who re-signed for Chelsea on a one-year deal on Friday:

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Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches 22 Jul 2014

- Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said.

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Last-gasp Samaras penalty sends Greece through 25 Jun 2014

FORTALEZA Brazil - A stoppage time penalty from Giorgos Samaras gave Greece a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in their final Group C match on Tuesday and took them through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup for the first time.

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Last-gasp Samaras penalty sends Greece through 25 Jun 2014

FORTALEZA Brazil - A stoppage time penalty from Giorgos Samaras gave Greece a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in their final Group C match on Tuesday and took them through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup for the first time.

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Yaya claims City denied him time to see dying brother 24 Jun 2014

PARIS - Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure hit out at Manchester City, claiming his club denied him compassionate leave at the end of the Premier League season to be with his brother, who was dying of cancer.

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Toure brothers to stay on at World Cup 21 Jun 2014

SALVADOR, Brazil, - Kolo and Yaya Toure will be staying at the World Cup in Brazil despite the death of their younger brother in England on Thursday, Ivory Coast officials said on Saturday.

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World Cup television coverage breaks viewing records - FIFA 21 Jun 2014

- Japan’s clash against Ivory Coast was one of the most viewed games of the 2014 World Cup so far as television coverage shattered a host of records during the first round of group matches, FIFA said on Friday.

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Younger sibling of Toure brothers dies 20 Jun 2014

SALVADOR Brazil – - The younger brother of the Ivory Coast pair Kolo and Yaya Toure has died in Manchester aged 28, a statement from the Ivorian Football Federation said on Friday.

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Colombia beat Ivory Coast to close on knockout round 19 Jun 2014

BRASILIA - Colombia moved to the brink of their first appearance in the World Cup knockout round in nearly a quarter of a century when they beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in another action-packed World Cup clash on Thursday to take firm control of Group C.

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Colombia and Ivory Coast goalless at halftime 19 Jun 2014

BRASILIA - Colombia had the better of a goalless but exciting first half against the Ivory Coast in Group C on Thursday and missed a glorious opportunity to take the lead in the 28th minute.

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Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was shot down.