FIFA Ranking: 32

Coach: Henri Michel

Key players: Didier Drogba, Bonaventure Kalou, Aruna Dindane

World Cup record: First appearance

Qualifying route: Won African Group 3

Key question: Can The Elephants become the first African team to reach the semi-finals?

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Jean-Jacques Tizie 1
Gerard Gnanhouan 16
Boubacar Barry Copa 23
Defenders
Etienne Arthur Boka 2
Abib Kolo Toure 4
Blaise Kouassi 6
Abdoulaye Meite 12
Marc Zoro 13
Cyrille Domoraud 17
Emmanuel Eboue 21
Midfielders
Kanga Gauthier Akale 3
Didier Zokora 5
Emerse Fae 7
Gilles Yapi Yapo 10
Abdoul Kader Keita 18
Yaya Toure 19
Guy Roland Demel 20
Romaric Koffi 22
Forwards
Bonaventure Kalou 8
Arouna Kone 9
Didier Drogba 11
Bakari Kone 14
Aruna Dindane 15

Group matches:

v Argentina, 19:00 GMT, Saturday 10th June - Hamburg

v Netherlands, 16:00 GMT, Friday 16th June - Stuttgart

v Serbia & Montenegro, 19:00 GMT, Wednesday 21st June - Munich