Nations Cup 2015: Seydou Doumbia recalled by Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia has been coaxed out of international retirement by coach Herve Renard and named in the squad for September's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The 26-year-old had called time on his career with the Elephants after he was overlooked for the 2014 World Cup squad under previous coach Sabri Lamouchi.

Renard has named a 26-man group for the Sierra Leone and Cameroon matches.

It is the Frenchman's first selection since his appointment on 31 July.

Ivory Coast are scheduled to take on on Sierra Leone in Abidjan on 6 September and travel to face Cameroon four days later.

Goalkeepers: Gbohouo Sylvain (Sewe San Pedro), Copa Barry ( Lokeren - Belgium), Sayouba Mande (Stabaek - Norway )

Defenders: Serge Aurier (PSG - France), Bamba Souleyman ( Trabzonspor - Turkey), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse- France), Constant Djakpa ( Frankfurt - Germany), Ouattara Ousmane ( Sewe San Pedro), Dja Djedje (Marseille - France), Franck Kessie (Stella Abidjan), Benjamin Angoua (Guingamp - France), Lamine Kone ( Lorient - France), Arthur Boka (Malaga - Spain)

Midfielders: Bolly Mathis (Fortuna Dusseldorf - Germany), Cheick Tiote ( Newcastle - England), Roger Assale (Sewe San Pedro), Yaya Toure ( Manchester City - England), Max-Alain Gradel (St Etienne - France ), Ismael Diomande ( St Etienne - France), Serey Die (Basel - Switzerland), Eric Tie Bi (Asteras Tripolis - Greece)

Forwards: Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow - Russia), Gadji Tallo (Bastia - France), Gervinho (Roma - Italy), Wilfried Bony (Swansea - England ), Salomon Kalou ( Lille - France)