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CAF World Cup qualifying: Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria all drawn together

Nigeria celebrate
Nigeria face a stiff test to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.

Only one of Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria will play at the next tournament in Russia after the Confederation of African Football made the draw for five qualifying groups on Friday.

The three traditional powers were grouped with Zambia.

Just the group winners in all of five four-team pools will advance to the 32-team tournament in Russia.

Ivory Coast, who aim to reach their fourth...

Manchester United's Eric Bailly makes Ivory Coast proud - Kolo Toure

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti gives his take on Manchester United signing Eric Bailly and speaks to the rumours that Paul Pogba could be set for a return to Old Trafford.
The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on Eric Bailly's rumoured move to Man United and whether Gonzalo Higuain is the right man for Liverpool.

Manchester United's Eric Bailly is a "calm guy" who has made the Ivory Coast proud, according to his former international colleague Kolo Toure.

At international level, Bailly is helping to make up for the departure of Toure -- who retired from Ivory Coast duty in February 2015 after winning 118 caps, which made him the nation's second most-capped player after Didier Zokora on 123.

Bailly, 22, made his debut for Ivory Coast in January 2015 and then played alongside Toure in the triumphant Africa...

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Olivier Giroud stays hot as France beat Scotland; Germany defeat Hungary

Olivier Giroud scored twice and his Arsenal teammate Laurent Koscielny also found the net as France controlled Scotland 3-0 in their final warm-up for the European Championship.

Giroud, who was jeered by his own fans when France beat Cameroon on Monday, but he now looks certain to start against Romania on Friday after scoring seven goals in his past seven games for France.

This time, he was cheered off the pitch when replaced midway through the second half by Andre-Pierre Gignac, now his...

 By Chris Wright

Yaya Toure signs for French side Caen - but it's not Man City's midfielder

Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure, the famous one, has yet to decide his future.

It looked for all the world like SC Caen had moved quickly to pull off one of the biggest transfer coups in recent memory when they announced that Yaya Toure had agreed a deal to join the mid-table Ligue 1 outfit.

Indeed, more than a few quizzical eyebrows were raised when the French team proudly announced their new acquisition on Thursday evening.

However, it quickly became apparent that Caen's pulling power wasn't quite as impressive as first thought when they posted a photo of their new recruit...

Didier Drogba Foundation to be investigated by Charity Commission

Didier Drogba's time with the Ivory Coast is in danger of being defined as wasted potential.
The Didier Drogba Foundation is being investigated by the Charity Commission.

The Didier Drogba Foundation is to be investigated by the Charity Commission over "serious regulatory concerns," but the former Chelsea striker and Ivory Coast international vehemently denies any wrongdoing and has vowed to take legal action over a report by the Daily Mail which sparked the probe.

The investigation follows the release of the Mail story which alleged that Drogba's foundation misused charitable donations intended to fund development projects in his home country of Ivory...