We're less than a month away from Ivory Coast arriving in Frisco for their pre-World Cup camp & friendly vs El Salvador and today Ivory Coast Head Coach Sabri Lamouchi released his 28-man provisional squad for the World Cup:
Goalkeepers - Copa Barry (Lokeren), Gbohouo Sylvain (Sewe Sport), Sayouba Mandé (Stabaek), Badra Ali (ASEC Mimosas).
Defenders - Kolo Touré (Liverpool), Bamba Souleyman (Trabzonspor), Jean Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart), Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor), Benjamin Angoua Brou (Valenciennes), Ousman Vieira (Caykur Rizespor).
Midfielders - Cheik Tioté (Newcastle), Yaya Touré (Manchester City), Romaric (Bastia), Max-Alain Gradel (St-Etienne), Ismaël Diomandé (St-Etienne), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover), Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt), Geoffroy Serey Dié (Basel).
Strikers - Wilfried Bony (Swansea), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), Gervinho (Roma), Giovanni Sio (Basel), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow), Lacina Traoré (Monaco), Salomon Kalou (Lille)
Ivory Coast faces Japan in their first match of Group C on June 14th to begin the World Cup. Greece and Colombia are the other two teams in their group. The Road to Brazil includes Ivory Coast playing in two international friendlies in the United States. Their first friendly is in St. Louis against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday May 31st. Then they will be playing at our own Toyota Stadium on June 4th against El Salvador at 8pm. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!