World Cup: Lacina Traore and Seydou Doumbia left out of Ivory Coast squad
Strikers Lacina Traore and Seydou Doumbia have been left out of the Ivory Coast's World Cup squad.
Last Updated: 02/06/14 11:11am
Traore spent the second half of last season on loan at Everton from Monaco but only made one start for the Premier League club because of a hamstring problem.
He featured in Ivory Coast's friendly defeat against Bosnia last week but his performance was not enough to earn a spot in the final squad.
CSKA Moscow's Doumbia is another player cut from the initial party but Premier League stars Kolo Toure, Cheick Tiote, Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony all made the cut.
Liverpool defender Kolo Toure made the squad despite being diagnosed with malaria last week and he is expected to recover from the illness this week.
Ivory Coast World Cup squad: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren), Sylvain Gbohouo (Sewe Sport), Sayouba Mande (Stabaek), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse), Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Sol Bamba (Trabzonspor), Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart), Viera Diarrassouba (Caykur Rizespor), Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt), Kolo Toure (Liverpool), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor), Geoffroy Serey Die (Basel), Ismael Diomande (St Etienne), Max Gradel (St Etienne), Cheick Tiote (Newcastle United), Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover 96), Mathis Bolly (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Wilfried Bony (Swansea City), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), Gervinho (AS Roma), Salomon Kalou (Lille), Giovanni Sio (Basel).