Turkish national football team to host Ivory Coast in friendly match

Turkish national football team will host Ivory Coast in a friendly on February 11 ahead of 2010 World Cup group matches with group leaders Spain.

Turkish national football team to host Ivory Coast in friendly match

Ivory Coast will be Turkey's first opponent this year. The match will take place in the Aegean city of Izmir's Ataturk Stadium. Romania's Sorin Corpodean will referee next week's match which will be the first encounter of the two national teams.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will appear for the first time over the past one year with Ivorians after having injury problems.

Ivory Coast coach Vahid Halilhodzic, former coach of Turkey's Trabzonspor, also named Arsenal's Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Didier Zokora in the squad.

Turkey coach Fatih Terim has not named his squad yet.

Turkey will face Spain, defending European champions, in an away match on March 28 and and in a return match on April 1. Spain are the leaders in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group 5 with 12 points. Turkey follow Spain with 8 points after four group matches.


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