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France vs Ivory Coast

France vs Ivory Coast: France hosted Ivory Coast in a friendly at the Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France.

The game was balanced for the entire duration of the match, with both teams having equal possession and almost the same number of passes. Nicolas Pepe opened the scoring for the game but Olivier Giroud equalized just 3 minutes later to equalize. The score stayed the same for the rest of the game, but Tchouameni’s late header in added time handed the world champions a narrow win.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the duel:-

France vs Ivory Coast Player Ratings


Hugo Lloris (8/10): The France captain had an exceptional game between the posts as he made three high-profile saves to keep the game within France’s reach.

Jules Kounde (6.8/10): Kounde was appropriate in the backline as he held his defensive line and made his presence felt.

Raphaël Varane (6.5/10): Varane was not up to his expectations in the game and could not convince. He was replaced by William Saliba early in the second half.

Lucas Hernández (7.3/10): Hernandez was the game’s most accurate passer, making 66 passes with 96% accuracy.

Kingsley Coman (7.8/10): The Bayern Munich winger caught the eye and showed some skill as he dribbled past some Ivory Coast players and created a couple of chances.

Aurelien Tchouameni (9/10): Tchouameni was France’s engine. He won most tackles in the game and his late goal won the game for his team.

Paul Pogba (7.4/10): Pogba asserted himself in midfield and attracted many fouls to secure the ball for the team in open play.

Theo Hernández (7.8/10): Hernandez excelled on the left flank. He made some good crosses and also registered an assist for Giroud’s goal.

Antoine Griezmann (7.5/10): Griezmann was the team’s playmaker as he created 4 chances in the game – the most for any player.

Christopher Nkunku (6.7/10): Nkunku had a mediocre game as he failed to score and was substituted in the second half.

Olivier Giroud (7.9/10): Giroud had the fewest touches of any outfield player but used the ball when he was at his feet with a brilliant goal in the first half.


William Saliba (6.4/10): Saliba replaced the experienced Varane and did a decent job in his role.

Wissam Ben Yedder (6.1/10): Ben Yedder couldn’t directly influence the game, although he was involved in some good plays.

Matteo Guendouzi (7/10): Guendouzi’s substitution was the game’s deciding factor as he provided the crucial assist in the last minute to win.

Jonathan Clauss (NA)

Adrien Rabiot (NA)

Ivory Coast

Badra Ali Sangaré (6.7/10): Ivory Coast goalkeeper Sangare made 4 saves including 2 dive attempts but conceded a late goal that cost them the game.

Serge Aurier (7.8/10): Aurier has shown an outstanding game as a right-back. He completed the most passes in the game and also had the most tackles in the match.

Eric Bailly (6.3/10): Bailly had an average game at the back and was replaced by Odilon Kossounou in the second half.

Willy Boly (5.9/10): Boly had an unforgettable game as a centre-back. He was dribbled past and didn’t win any of the ground duels he was involved in.

Konan (6.5/10): Konan was sensible at left-back. He also had a shot on target and won a couple of 50/50 challenges.

Ibrahim Sangare (7/10): Sangare lost most of the tackles in the game but he provided the assist for Pepe’s early first-half goal.

Jean Michael Seri (6.6/10): Seri had a decent game in midfield and was also booked for a silly challenge early in the game.

Frank Kessie (7.2/10): Kessie distributed the ball well and orchestrated play from midfield to supply balls to the forwards.

Nicolas Pepe (7.7/10): Pepe scored the game’s opening goal in the 19th minuteth Minute. His passing and long balls were also good.

Sebastian Haller (6.2/10): The Ajax forward had 0 shots on target and was ineffective. He was substituted late in the game.

Wilfried Zaha (6/10): Zaha didn’t affect the game in any way as a left winger. He had just 34 touches and completed just 21 passes in the entire game.


Odilon Kossounou (6/10): Substituting Kossounou changed nothing in the game against Ivory Coast.

Paul Akouokou (NA)

Max Alain Gradel (NA)

Maxwel Cornet (NA)

Karim Konate (NA)

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