Wilfried Zaha, Nicolas Pepe and Eric Bailly are amongst the Premier League gamers consisted of in Ivory Coast’s provisionary 28-player team for the Africa Cup of Nations next month.
AIR CONDITIONING Milan’s Franck Kessie, Ajax striker Sebastien Haller, ex-Tottenham protector Serge Aurier, Wolves centre-back Willy Boly and Burnley opponent Maxwel Cornet have actually likewise been called.
In addition to those under agreement at clubs in Turkey, Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, China and Qatar, a handful of African-based gamers remain in the team – consisting of all 4 goalkeepers.
AFCON teams in 2022 are topped at 26 gamers, bigger than typical, indicating just 2 from the group will require to be cut prior to the competition is because of start on 9 January.
Manchester United child Amad Diallo is a significant omission from the group, having actually made his senior global launching for Les Elephants previously this year.
Zaha’s recall is likewise a sight as it was reported last month that he had actually asked not to be consisted of in the team for World Cup qualifiers versus Mozambique and Cameroon.
Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (Wolkite Ketema), Badra Ali Sangare (JDR Stars), Abdoul Karim Cisse (Asec Mimosas), Ira Eliezer Tape (San Pedro)
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Villarreal), Eric Bailly (Man Utd), Willy Boly (Wolves), Wilfried Kanon (Pyramids), Odilon Kossounou (Bayer Leverkusen), Simon Deli (Adana Demirspor), Ghislain Konan (Reims)
Midfielders: Habib Maiga (Metz), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley), Serey Die (Sion), Ibrahim Sangare (PSV Eindhoven), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Lazio), Franck Kessie (AIR CONDITIONING Milan), Hamed Traore (Sassuolo), Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo), Max Gradel (Sivasspor), Jean Michael Seri (Fulham)
Forwards: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Jean Evrard Kouassi (Trabzonspor), Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal), Sebastien Haller (Ajax), Christian Kouame (Anderlecht), Yohan Boli (Al-Rayyan), Karim Konate (Asec Mimosas)
Ivory Coast have actually been drawn into Group E along with holders Algeria, in addition to Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone. They are searching for very first title 2015 – just a 3rd total – and will kick things off when they deal with Equatorial Guinea 3 days into the competition.
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