Gervinho Ruled Out Of Ivory Coast’s World Cup Qualifiers, 2021 AFCON Finals

Gervinho Ruled Out Of Ivory Coast’s World Cup Qualifiers, 2021 AFCON Finals

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The Elephants of Ivory Coast will be without former Arsenal forward Gervinho for the final two 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Mambas of Mozambique at home and away to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, it has been confirmed.

The Trabzonspor of Turkey Player will also miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON holding in Cameroon next year

The 34-year old who was included on the list of 30 players for the double world cup qualifiers games is now look set to miss the games and the AFCON due to injury.

Results of a scan which led to a surgery have it that the former Roma attacker has suffered a tear in the tendon and will be out for five to six months.

Last week, Gervinho was replaced in the 14th minute of his side’s 2-1 against Rizespor after he went down and couldn’t return to his feet.

Coach Patrice Beaumelle will have to do without the 2015 AFCON winner during next year’s tournament and he is a doubt for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Gervinho who has scored 23 goals in 86 caps for the West African Nation will be a big miss for the Ivorien.

In the meantime, the Elephants of Cote d’Voire are more concerned about Group D of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which they top by a point ahead of their final two games against Mozambique and Cameron. The Lions are a point off the leaders.

Both sides will clash on November 14 in the final round of matches, but before then, the Ivory Coast host bottom side Mozambique while Cameroon will be away to Malawi in Johannesburg.

A win for Cameroon will take them through to the play-offs for the qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The 24-team African Cup of Nations Tournament penciled for January-February next year will be without Gervinho who could have shaped his country’s fate in Group E against Algeria, Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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