Ivorian national team
Côte d’Ivoire’s coach Sabri Lamouchi handed recalls to Kolo Touré and Max Gradel for 2014 World Cup play-off against Senegal on October 12 in Abidjan.
The Liverpool defender had been side-lined since March due to a lack of game time at his former club Manchester City.
Kolo later missed his first game back in the Elephants’ formality Group C final clash against Morocco in Abidjan on September 7 due to injury.
And Saint-Etienne’s midfielder Gradel returns after a six month injury spell following his recent return to action for Les Verts.
Meanwhile, new ASEC Mimosas goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangaré has been dropped, giving space to Séwé Sport and Africa Sport’s Sylvain Gbohouo and Cissé Abdoul Karim respectively as back-up to first choice Copa Barry.
Another surprise is Galatasaray’ s right back Emmanuel Eboué who appears to be no longer in Lamouchi’s plans after being absent from the “Séléfanto” since the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
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