Crystal Palace’ Wilfried Zaha named in Cote d'Ivoire's World Cup 2018 decider squad

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The 24 year-old has been listed for the Elephant’s all-important clash with the Atlas Lions as they hope to secure a final berth to the mundial

Wilfried Zaha has been named in Cote d'Ivoire’s 25-man squad to face Morocco in their crunch World Cup qualifying outing at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan on November 11.

The Ivorians have eight points from five encounters while their guests boast of nine points from the same numbers of matches.

And a victory will secure a place for Marc Wilmots’s men in Russia while Hervé Renard’s side only need to avoid a defeat to nick their first appearance in the global tournament since 1998.

The forward has been impressive for Palace since returning from a knee injury and will be looking to make his fourth competitive appearance for the African side.

The full list: Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe/COD), Ali Badra Sangaré (Free State Stars/RSA), Hortalin Blé Zadi (Africa Sports/CIV)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Wilfried Kanon (Den Haag/NED), Adama Traoré (Goztepe/TUR), Joris Gnagnon (Rennes/FRA), Ghislain Konan (Vitoria Guimaraes/POR), Franck Kessié (AC Milan/ITA), Simon Déli (Slavia Prague/CZE) Mamadou Bagayoko (OH Louvain/BEL), Ismaël Traoré (Angers/FRA)

Midfielders: Cheick Doukouré (Levante/ESP), Geoffroy Serey Dié (Basel/SUI), Seko Fofana (Udinese/ITA), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz/GER), Habib Maïga (St Etienne/FRA)

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Attackers: Maxwel Cornet (Lyon/FRA), Gervinho (Hebei Fortune/CHN), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin/GER), Seydou Doumbia (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Roger Assalé (Young Boys Berne/SUI), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa/ENG), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace/ENG), Max-Alain Gradel (Toulouse/FRA)

 

 

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