Ivory Coast have been paired to play against Brazil, Germany and Saudi Arabia in Group D. The West African team’s friendly against France which was scheduled for July 8 was cancelled. Manchester United players Amad Diallo and Eric Bailly, and AC Milan’s Franck Kessie have been selected in Ivory Coast’s squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Ivory Coast Squad Preview
The Ivory’s Coast final squad, chosen by head coach Soualiho Haidara, was announced recently. Manchester United’s Amad Diallo and Eric Bailly have been included in the Tokyo Olympics squad, Bailey is one of three over-aged players. The other players are Franck Kessie and Max Gradel, the veteran from Leicester, Bournemouth and Leeds forward who now plays his in Turkey. Eric Bailly is one of the best players in the Ivory Coast Squad. The veteran will be leading the Ivory Coast backline for the competition he has been a key player for the West African country.
Ivory Coast Fixtures
Ivory Coast will play three matches in Group D against Brazil, Germany and Saudi Arabia in the respective order. Like all other teams in the tournament, Ivory Coast’s matches in the Olympics will be played in different venues.
|vs Saudi Arabia||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama||22nd July|
|vs Brazil||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama||25th July|
|VS Germany||Miyagi Stadium, Rifu||28th July|
Ivory Coast Olympic Squad
Goalkeepers: Ira Tape Eliezer (FC San Pedro), Nagoli Oupoh Maxime (Sol FC,), Tie Nicolas (Victoria Guimares).
Defenders: Kouao Koffi Franck (FC Vzela), Ouattara Zie (Victoria Guimares), Singo Wilfried (Torino), Eric Bailly (Manchester United), Dabila Kouadio Yves (Mouscron), Diallo Chester (Ajaccio), Gnaka Silas (KAS Eupen).
Midfielders: Eboue Christ (Genk), Doumbia Idrissa (Sporting Lisbon), Franck Kessie (AC Milan), Amad Diallo (Manchester United), Max Gradel (Sivasspor), Dao Youssouf (Sparta Praha).
Forwards: Timite Cheick (Amiens), Kouame Christian (Fiorentina), Bayo Vakoun (Celtic Glasgow), Keita Mory (Ursl Vise), Keita Kader (Kvc Westerlo), Doumbia Aboubakar Junior (Maccabi Nitanya)