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Côte d'Ivoire national football team

Cote dIvoire national football team
National Football Team
NameCôte d'Ivoire
NicknameLes Éléphants
(The Elephants)
AssociationFédération Ivoirienne de Football
Sub confederationWAFU (West Africa)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachFrançois Zahoui
CaptainDidier Drogba
Most capsDidier Zokora (93)
Top scorerDidier Drogba (50)
Home stadiumStade Félix Houphouët-Boigny
FIFA ranking16
Highest FIFA ranking14 (June 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking75 (March 2004)
Elo ranking18
Highest Elo ranking12 (February 2008)
Lowest Elo ranking69 (October 1996)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalCIV Côte d'Ivoire 3 2 Dahomey
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest winCIV Côte d'Ivoire 6 0 Mali
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 13 March 1985)
CIV Côte d'Ivoire 6 0 Botswana
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 11 October 1992)
CIV Côte d'Ivoire 6 0 Niger
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 15 July 2000)
CIV Côte d'Ivoire 6 0 Madagascar
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 1 July 2001)
Biggest defeatCIV Côte d'Ivoire 2 6 Ghana
(Côte d'Ivoire; 2 May 1971)
Malawi 5 1 Côte d'Ivoire CIV
(Malawi; 6 July 1974)
First World Cup2006
Best resultRound 1, 2006, 2010
Regional cup statistics
World Cup
First apps.1965
Best resultWinners, 1992
Confederations Cup Statistics
First apps.1992
Best result4th, 1992

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The Côte d'Ivoire National Football Team or Ivory Coast National Football Team, nicknamed Les Éléphants ("The Elephants" in French), represents Côte d'Ivoire (commonly known as Ivory Coast in English) in international football and is controlled by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football. Until 2005, their greatest accomplishment was winning the 1992 African Cup of Nations against Ghana on penalties at the Stade Leopold Senghor in Dakar, Senegal.

They have qualified for two World Cups, first in Germany in 2006, losing to Argentina and the Netherlands and beating Serbia and Montenegro as they failed to progress beyond the group stage. They qualified again for South Africa in 2010 and did not get through the group stage again.

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