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Kolo Toure: I'll retire from Ivory Coast team after African Nations Cup

The ESPN FC crew discuss the last of the teams to qualify for the African Nations Cup tournament which will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea in January.

Ivory coast defender Kolo Toure has said he plans to retire from international football after the African Nations Cup.

The 33-year-old Liverpool player, who has so far amassed 109 caps for his country, made his international debut against Rwanda in April 2000.

But he said the ANC, being played in Equatorial Guinea in January and February, would be his "final international assignment."

The Guardian quoted him as saying: "I want to give my all to my country and myself, because we have been in search...

By ESPN Staff
Nov 19, 2014

Nigeria out, Ivory Coast and Ghana in ANC

The ESPN FC crew discuss the last of the teams to qualify for the African Nations Cup tournament which will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea in January.

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Ivory Coast thrash Sierra Leone, Tunisia qualify with draw

Salomon Kalou scored twice as Ivory Coast returned to winning ways.

Ivory Coast moved into second place in African Nations Cup qualification group D with a 5-1 victory over Sierra Leone.

The Elephants lost to DR Congo in their last match but bounced back in style at the half-full Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure opened the scoring after eight minutes only for Sierra Leone to equalise through Mustapha Bangura's excellent 25th-minute volley.

Shortly after the break, though, Salomon Kalou and Max Gradel struck in quick...

 By Ian Holyman

Yaya Toure condemns Morocco's refusal to host African Nations Cup

It has been confirmed that Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and the team have been expelled from tournament to boot.

Yaya Toure has said he believes it is "difficult to understand" Morocco's decision to refuse to stage the 2015 African Nations Cup.

Earlier this month, the Moroccan authorities announced that they were no longer willing to host the tournament because of fears over the spread of Ebola.

They had previously asked for the event to be postponed, but the African Football Confederation (CAF) rejected that request.

The confederation later announced that the tournament would not be hosted by Morocco, which...

Cameroon a step closer to African Nations Cup; Ivory Coast stumble

Cameroon closed in on qualification for next year's African Nations Cup with a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone on Wednesday.

Group D rival Ivory Coast, meanwhile, lost 4-3 at home to Congo to slip out of the qualifying places for next year's continental championship.

Cameroon secured a third win in four games in the final qualifying stage through early goals by Leonard Kweuke and Stephane Mbia in Yaounde, while Ivory Coast's surprise defeat saw them drop out of the top two in the group.

Defending African...