Manchester City Midfielder Yaya Toure Withdraws From Ivory Coast Squad Due To Family Reasons

Yaya Toure has withdrawn from the Ivory Coast squad due to family reasons  

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has withdrawn from the Ivory Coast squad due to family reasons. 

Toure was recalled by Ivory Coast for their upcoming friendlies against Togo and Moldova in France, on March 24 and 27 respectively, after a three-year absence.

The 34-year-old retired from international football after captaining his country to Africa Cup of Nations glory in 2015 but declared his availability again last December.

Toure has 102 caps for his country but was not present as the squad assembled for training on Tuesday.

His withdrawal is another blow for the African team, after Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha was ruled out of the friendlies through injury.

Ivory Coast will not be at this summer’s World Cup. It is the first tournament without them since Japan and South Korea in 2002

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