African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola
African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

Ivory Coast began life as African champions with a 2-0 home victory over Angola Thursday in an international football friendly match.

Africa Cup of Nations: Renard dedicates title to Ivorian people

Ivory Coast Herve Renard dedicated a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations final triumph Sunday to the people of the country.

Yaya Toure finally begins to find form for country
Yaya Toure finally begins to find form for country

 Yaya Toure remains much of an enigma at international level but glimpses of his club form at the African Nations Cup is a major boon for Ivory Coast as they prepare for Sunday`s final.

Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard celebrates beating `best team in tournament`
Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard celebrates beating `best team in tournament`

Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard on Sunday hailed his side`s 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final win over a much-fancied Algeria team in Malabo.

Ivorians set for Algeria showdown, Guinea look for more luck
Ivorians set for Algeria showdown, Guinea look for more luck

The Ivory Coast and pre-tournament favourites Algeria go head to head in Malabo on Sunday in what has the makings of a classic quarter-final at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Max-Alain Gradel takes Ivory Coast through
Max-Alain Gradel takes Ivory Coast through

Max-Alain Gradel was the hero once again for the Ivory Coast on Wednesday as his thumping strike secured a 1-0 win against Cameroon and took the Elephants into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Yaya Toure plays different role for Ivory Coast: Herve Renard
Yaya Toure plays different role for Ivory Coast: Herve Renard

Yaya Toure has not been playing to the same standard for Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup as he does for club side Manchester City because of the different quality of the players around, coach Herve Renard argued on Tuesday.

Herve Renard plays down Yaya Toure expectations before crunch game
Herve Renard plays down Yaya Toure expectations before crunch game

 Getting Yaya Toure to reproduce his club form at international level is a near impossible task, Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard admitted on Tuesday.

Herve Renard toils to get best out of Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast
Herve Renard toils to get best out of Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast

An inability to get the best out of Yaya Toure has contributed to leaving the Africa Cup of Nations hopes of Herve Renard`s Ivory Coast in the balance with one crucial group game to come.

Africa Cup of Nations: Ivorians out to kickstart campaign without Gervinho
Africa Cup of Nations: Ivorians out to kickstart campaign without Gervinho

The Ivory Coast must overcome the absence of the suspended Gervinho as they look to kickstart their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a win against Mali in Malabo on Saturday.

Yaya Toure relishing responsibility as Ivory Coast skipper
Yaya Toure relishing responsibility as Ivory Coast skipper

Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure, the reigning African footballer of the year, admits he is enjoying the responsibility that comes with leading the Elephants` new generation into this year`s Africa Cup of Nations.

No revolution needed, says Elephants` Herve Renard

New Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard said he would build a new team without resorting to a revolution.

Herve Renard becomes new Ivory Coast coach

Herve Renard was named as the new coach of Ivory Coast on Thursday in succession to Sabri Lamouchi who quit after the team`s first round World Cup elimination, the country`s football federation (FIF) said.

Ligue 1: PSG vs Sochaux - Preview

Paris Saint-Germain can wrap up their second straight Ligue 1 title this weekend as relegation-threated Sochaux provide what could be their final obstacle on Sunday.

Football: Saint-Etienne, Lyon both win to close on Lille

Saint-Etienne pushed Sochaux further towards relegation on Sunday with a 3-1 home while Lyon rode their luck to defeat Guingamp as both clubs closed the gap on Lille.

Zambian duo sign for Sochaux

Zambian international duo Stoppila Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala have joined French Ligue 1 outfit Sochaux from Tout Puissant Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic extending PSG`s horizons to new frontiers

Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains the talk of Ligue 1 as the Sweden captain continues to carry leaders Paris Saint-Germain to heights they have rarely tasted before.

Zambian national team`s head coach quits

Zambian national football team`s head coach Herve Renard has quit his job after being offered a coaching job by French team FC Sochaux, the country`s football governing body said on Monday.

Zambia retain football coach for three more years

Coach Herve Renard, who guided Zambia to win their first-ever Africa Cup last Sunday, has been given a three-year lucrative contract.

Memory of dead players steers Zambia to victory

The memory of 18 players killed in an air crash almost 20 years ago carried Zambia`s current generation to their extraordinary African Nations Cup triumph, the team said on Monday.