Ivory Coast News
Senegalese Football Federation vice-president Louis Lamotte has resigned overthe rioting which forced a 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast to be abandoned.
The Confederation of African Football has disqualified Senegal from the 2013 African Nations Cup.
The Senegalese Football Federation has confirmed via its official website the "very sombre circumstances" that forced their African Nations Cup qualifier with Ivory Coast to be abandoned due to rioting.
The deciding African Nations Cup qualifier between Senegal and Ivory Coast in Dakar had to be abandoned amid chaotic scenes with home fans rioting as their team faced missing January's finals in South Africa.
Sabri Lamouchi has replaced Francois Zahoui as Ivory Coast coach, the country's football federation (the FIF) has announced.
Zambia coach Herve Renard believes his team's surprise victory over Ivory Coast in Sunday's African Nations Cup final was "written in the stars".
Mali captain Seydou Keita believes he and his team-mates have "nothing to lose" as they prepare to face Ivory Coast in the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup.
Ivory Coast booked an African Nations Cup quarter-final spot with a 2-0 victory over pointless Burkina Faso, while Sudan twice fought back from a goal down to draw 2-2 with Angola.
Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Tiote believes his side have what it takes to end the country's 20-year wait for African Nations Cup glory.
Chelsea duo Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba both scored as Ivory Coast beat Tunisia in an African Nations Cup warm-up game in Abu Dhabi.