Ivory Coast World Cup Training Schedule In Frisco

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Les Elephants come to town later this week for a round of training before their send off series match with El Salvador.

The Ivory Coast Men's National Team will make Toyota Soccer Center its temporary home later this week as Les Eléphants prepare for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Ivory Coast is part of Group C along with Colombia, Greece and Japan. The team is traveling a provisional 30-man squad to Texas.

The team will train at the Toyota Soccer Center twice each day between Thursday, May 22 and next Wednesday, May 28 when they depart for their match in St. Louis against Bosnia. The team will be back in Frisco on June 4 when they take on El Salvador at Toyota Stadium.

IVORY COAST PROVISIONAL WORLD CUP ROSTER:

Goalkeepers: Barry Boubacar (Lokeren/BEL), Sangaré Badra Ali (Asec Mimosas/IVO), Mandé Sayouba (Stabaek/NOR), Gbohouo Sylvain (Sewe Sport/IVO)

Defenders: Touré Kolo Abib (Liverpool/ENG), Boka Arthur (Stuttgart/GER), Angoua Brou Benjamin (Valenciennes/FRA), Dja Djédjé Brice (Marseille/FRA), Djakpa Constant (Frankfort/GER), Akpa Akpro Jean Daniel (Toulouse/FRA), Zokora Didier (Trabzonspor/TUR), Aurier Serge (Toulouse/FRA), Bamba Souleman (Trabzonspor/TUR), Diarrassouba Viera (Caykur Rizespor/TUR)

Midfielders: Tioté Cheik (Newcastel/ENG), Ya Konan Didier (Hannover 96/GER), Sérey Dié Geoffroy (FC Basel/SUI), Max Gradel (St Etienne/FRE), Diomandé Ismaël (St Etienne/FRE), Touré Yaya (Manchester City/ENG)

Forwards: Didier Drogba (Galatasaray/TUR), Yao Kouassi Gervais (AS Roma/ITA), Sio Giovanni (FC Basel/SUI), Traoré Lacina (Everton/ENG), Bolly Mathis (Dusseldorf/GER), Kalou Salomon (Lille/FRE), Doumbia Seydou (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Bony Wilfried (Swansea/ENG)

Head Coach: Sabri Lamouchi

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