Ex-Everton striker Traore misses Ivory Coast World Cup squad

Former Everton striker Lacina Traore has missed out on Ivory Coast's final World Cup squad. Traore joined Everton on-loan in January from AS Monaco.

Former Everton striker Lacina Traore has missed out on Ivory Coast's final World Cup squad.

Traore joined Everton on-loan in January from AS Monaco.

The 23-year-old played for his country in a warm-up international against Bosnia in St. Louis on Friday but was taken off after an hour.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and Swansea attacker Wilfried Bony have both been selected.

IVORY COAST WORLD CUP SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren), Sylvain Gbohouo (Sewe Sport), Sayouba Mande (Stabaek)

Defenders: Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse), Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Souleyman Bamba (Trabzonspor), Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart), Viera Diarrassouba (Caykur Rizespor), Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt), Kolo Toure (Liverpool), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor)

Midfielders: 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)

Forwards: Mathis Bolly (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Wilfried Bony (Swansea City), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), Gervinho (AS Roma), Salomon Kalou (Lille), Giovanni Sio (Basel).

 
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