Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.The 75-year-old Italian tactician has been out of a job since p(...)

Giorgos Samaras of Greece celebrates scoring his team’s second goal against the  Ivory Coast. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1 Greece stubbornly refuse to enter the spirit of this liberating World Cup or give up their place in it. Water-tight, compact an(...)

Greece and Ivory Coast are both appearing at their third World Cup and neither has ever reached the second round, but that could change today when the(...)

 Gervinho, left, celebrates with  Didier Drogba and other Ivory Coast players after scoring their second goal during the Group C match against Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. Photograph:  Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Ivory Coast 2 Japan 1Didier Drogba came off the bench to again show his inspirational qualities as the Ivory Coast recovered to beat Japan on Saturday(...)