Gareth Southgate hopes to persuade Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha not to switch allegiance to the Ivory Coast.
A charity run by Didier Drogba has been cleared of corruption allegations but its donors may have been "misled", an investigation has found.
Four-time winner Yaya Toure has failed to make the five-man shortlist for the African Player of the Year award.
Italy and Germany fought out a goalless draw, while France also drew a blank with Ivory Coast in friendlies on Tuesday night.
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Reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions Ivory Coast will begin their defence against Togo in January after Wednesday's draw.