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Ghana’s Black Queens win WAFU tournament

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Ghana’s Black Queens have been crowned the champions of the maiden edition WAFU Zone B women’s tournament after beating hosts, Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in the final game on Saturday. A second minute strike from Janet Egyir was all it took the 2015 All Africa Games champions to deny the Ivorians a host and win dream. Having already met in the ...

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Marc Wilmots resigns from Cote d’Ivoire job

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Cote d’Ivoire coach Marc Wilmots has quit the Elephants job after failing to qualify the team for the 2018 world cup. Wilmots’ Cote d’Ivoire lost 0-2 at home to Morocco last Saturday in a game they needed victory to qualify. The 48-year old was appointed in March this year to replace Michel Dussuyer who left his role after being knocked ...

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Morroco beat Cote d’Ivoire to book World Cup place

Morocco will be back at a World Cup finals for the first time since 1998 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Morocco qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast, who missed out on a fourth consecutive appearance at the finals. Goals from defenders Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia in Abidjan ensured that Morocco would finish as Group C winners. Morocco needed only a draw in their last group game to finish top ...

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Holland 5-0 Ivory Coast: Arjen Robben and Vincent Janssen score as Africans suffer record defeat in Rotterdam

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben scored as Holland ran riot against (Image credit: Getty Images)

Defender Joel Veltman scored twice as Holland found form with a record 5-0 win over Ivory Coast in their international friendly in Rotterdam on Sunday. Goals from Arjen Robben, Davy Klaassen and Vincent Janssen compounded the misery for the Ivorians, who suffered their heaviest ever defeat in international football. The result is a boost for returning Dutch manager Dick Advocaat, ...

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Ivory Coast vs Senegal abandoned over crowd trouble

A pitch invader tackles Lamine Gassama of during a match between Ivory Coast and Senegal (Image credit: Getty Images)

A friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned after 88 minutes after crowd trouble spilled onto the pitch with dozens of fans invading the field of play and confronting players. As the game, played at the Charlety Stadium on the outskirts of Paris, was winding down to a 1-1 draw, a minority of fans started to cause trouble ...

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Ivory Coast name Belgian Marc Wilmots as coach

Marc Wilmots played international football for Belgium and then led them to the World Cup and European Championships as coach (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ivory Coast have named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The 48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil. He was sacked in July 2016 after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in the quarter-finals of the European Championships. Frenchman Dussuyer quit ...

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Morocco knock Cote d’Ivoire out of 2017 AFCON

Morocco celebrate after Rachid Alioui scores in the second half  (Image credit: Issouf Sanogo)

Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and knock out the champions. Rachid Alioui scored with a terrific shot from 25 yards to earn the win for Morocco and their coach Herve Renard, who led the Ivorians to the 2015 title. Ivory Coast needed a win to go through but gave a listless performance, ...

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