Abdul Razak called into Ivory Coast squad

Abdul Razak

Former Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak has been drafted into the Ivory Coast squad for their World Cup play-off second leg clash against Senegal.

The 20-year-old, who plays for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, has been called up alongside Ismael Diomande of French top flight side Saint-Etienne.

The pair are replacements for suspended duo Cheick Tiote of Newcastle and Basel's Geoffroy Serey Die.

Both were booked in the first game between the two countries at Abidjan last month, which ended 3-1 to the Ivorians.

The match will be played on 16 November in Casablanca because of Senegal's home stadium ban.

And the aggregate winner of the tie will qualify for next year's World Cup in Brazil.


Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren, Belgium), Abdoul Karim Cisse (Africa Sports Abidjan), Sylvain Gbohouo (Sewe San Pedro)

Defenders: Kolo Toure (Liverpool, England), Souleymane Bamba (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart, Germany), Benjamin Brou Angoua (Valenciennes, France), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse, France), Serge Aurier (Toulouse, France), Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor, Turkey)

Midfielders: Abdul Razack (Anzhi Makhachkala, Russia), Ismael Diomande (Saint-Etienne, France), Max Gradel (Saint-Etienne, France), Yaya Toure (Manchester City, England), Jean-Jacques Gosso Gosso (Glenclerbirligi, Turkey), Romaric N'Dri Koffi (Bastia, France)

Forwards: Didier Drogba (Galatasaray, Turkey), Gervinho (Roma, Italy), Salomon Kalou (Lille, France), Wilfried Bony (Swansea, England), Giovanni Sio (Basel, Switzerland), Lacina Traore (Anzhi Makhachkala, Russia), Mathis Bolly (Duesseldorf, Germany), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

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