Hervé Renard, the head coach of the Ivory Coast , released the list of the 23 players selected for Afcon 2015 (17 January – 8 February in Equatorial Guinea).
Didier Drogba and Didier Zokora are not called-up. The two men took retired from internation football. Marseilles’s Brice Dja Djedje, is ignored as the player is not enough motivated to play the tournament.
The Elephants will reach training camp, planned in Abu Dhabi (UAE), from 5 to 16 January.
Ivory Coast full squad
Goalkeepers : Gbohouo (Sewe), Mandé (Stabaek/NOR), Coppa (Lokeren/BEL).
Defenders : Aurier (Paris-SG/FRA), Tiéné (Montpellier/FRA), Diarrassouba (Rizespor/TUR), K. Touré (Liverpool/ANG), Kanon (ADO La Haye/HOL), Bertrand Bailly (Espanyol/SPA), J.-D. Akpa Akpro (Toulouse/FRA).
Midfielders : Diomandé, Gradel (Saint-Étienne/FRA), Y. Touré (Manchester City/ENG), Dié (Bâle/SUI), C. Doukouré (Metz/FRA), Tioté (Newcastle/ENG), Assale (Sewe).
Strickers : Gervinho (AS Rome/ITA), Kalou (Hertha Berlin/GER), L. Traoré (Monaco/FRA), J. Tallo (Bastia/FRA), Bony (Swansea/ENG), S. Doumbia (CSKA Moscou/RUS).