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Funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote held in Abidjan

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Ivorian football star Cheick Tiote during his funeral ceremony in Abidjan (Image credit: Sia Kambou/ AFP/ Getty Images)

The funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote was held in Abidjan on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month. Tiote died aged 30 after collapsing during training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. The former Newcastle United midfielder was honoured with a military funeral with a host of dignitaries and players in attendance. His body was flown ...

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Elephants face new injury concerns over Gradel and Tiote

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Cote d’Ivoire have been hit with new injury worries ahead of the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea as Max Gradel and Cheick Tiote face spells away from the team.   The duo got injured during their team’s 1-0 win over Nigeria on Sunday in Abu Dhabi but team doctors say they could be fit for the start of the tournament. ...

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