Ivory Coast

Referee blunders 'spoiled the Cup'

The Africa Cup of Nations’ erratic goalkeepers took most of the rap during the group stage; now it’s the referees’ turn. Read more...

Ivory Coast's dreams of glory fade away

Hot favourites Ivory Coast have crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations after a thrilling quarter-final against Algeria. Read more...

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Whatever happened to the stars of African football?

They rank among the world's very best, but the likes of Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien have hardly left their mark on the Africa Cup of Nations so far. Our Observers explain why. Read more...

Follow the Africa Cup with our Observers!

Who will win this year's Africa Cup of Nations - Ghana's Black Stars, Algeria's Fennecs or Ivory Coast's Elephants? Anything could happen, but one thing's for sure - you'll get firsthand reactions to the results from the fans on The Observers. For three weeks, we're devoting ourselves to the beautiful game. Read more...

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The Elephants' stomping ground

It's football mania in Abidjan. Our Observers have been touring the streets of the Ivorian capital, where just about everyone is sporting green, orange and white -- the colours of the mighty Elephants of the Ivory Coast. See the photos...

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