Holders Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after being held to a 2-2 draw by South Africa.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has decided to retire from international football with the Ivory Coast.
Herve Renard has taken the vacant Ivory Coast manager's job after Sabri Lamouchi's exit.
Manchester City star Yaya Toure admits he needs time to recover after an exhausting season.
Yaya Toure has told France Football that no-one cares about the 'injustices' suffered by African teams.
Former Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.
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