The Elephants’ boss Sabri Lamouchi has named his first ever squad since taking charge ahead of their Brazilian World Cup qualifier against their major group rivals Morocco. English Premier League winner Yaya Toure continues to be with the squad but is again rested – he was taken off injured during Manchester City’s final game of the season against Queen Park rangers last month.
Goal keepers: Barry Boubacar (Lokeren), Gerard Gnahouan (Avranches) Daniel Yeboah (Dijon)
Defenders: Siaka Tiene (Paris St Germain), Igor Lolo ( Kuban Krasnodar), Kolo Toure (Manchester City), Diarassouba Viera (Pandurii)
Midfielders: Kafoumba Kone (Nice), Jean Jacques Gosso Gosso (Ordusport), Didier Ya Konan (Hanover), Max Gradel ( St Etienne), Ne Marco (Tavria Simferopol)
Forwards: Gervinho (Arsena), Seydou Doumbia ( CSKA Moscow), Didier Drogba ( Chelsea), Salomon Kalou ( Chelsea), Wilfried Boni ( Vitesse Arnhem), Abdul Kader Keita ( Al Saad), Traore Lassina (Kuban)