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Nine players with Premier League experience have been named, including former Chelsea duo Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has not been named in Ivory Coast’s World Cup squad.

Sabri Lamouchi has named nine players with Premier League experience including Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Liverpool’s Kolo Toure, former Chelsea duo Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony and Newcastle United midfielder Cheik Tiote.

The team will hold preparations in the USA from May 20 until June 6, during which they will play two friendly matches against Bosnia on May 30 and Salvador on June 4 in Dallas before flying to Brazil.

In Group C alongside Colombia and Greece, Ivory Coast will open their campaign against Japan on June 14.

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