Kolo Toure back in Ivory Coast squad
04 October 2013, 19:04
Abidjan - Liverpool defender Kolo Toure was named in a 24-man Ivory Coast squad on Friday for the first leg of their decisive two-legged World Cup qualifying play-off against Senegal.
The elder of the Toure brothers has not featured for the Elephants since a 2-2 draw with Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in January.
Max-Alain Gradel of Saint-Etienne is also included after recovering from a serious knee injury suffered in March.
The first leg of the play-off will be staged on October 12 with the return away from home on November 16.
The winners will advance to the finals in Brazil next year.
Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren/BEL), Abdoul Karim Cisse (Africa Sports), Sylvain Gbohouo (Sewe San Pedro)
Defenders: Kolo Toure (Liverpool/ENG), Souleymane Bamba (Trabzonspor/TUR), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart/GER), Benjamin Brou Angoua (Valenciennes/FRA), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Serge Aurier (both Toulouse/FRA), Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba (Caykur Rizespor/TUR), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor/TUR)
Midfielders: Max Gradel (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Yaya Toure (Manchester City/ENG), Cheick Ismael Tiote (Newcastle United/ENG), Geoffroy Serey Die (Basel/SUI), Jean-Jacques Gosso Gosso (Glenclerbirligi SK/TUR), Romaric N'Dri Koffi (Bastia/FRA), Didier Ya Konan (Hanover 96/GER)
Forwards: Didier Drogba (Galatasaray/TUR), Gervinho (AS Roma/ITA), Salomon Kalou (Lille/FRA), Wilfried Bony (Swansea/ENG), Giovanni Sio (Basel/SUI), Lacina Traore (Anzhi Makhachkala/RUS)