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Fifa world cup Brazinga 2014: Cup Star Yaya Toure

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 6:40am IST Updated: Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 11:34pm IST | Agency: dna

Yaya Toure
Date of Birth:
May 13, 1983
Position: Midfielder
Team: Ivory Coast
Appearances: 82
Goals: 16

Instrumental in Manchester City’s Premier League triumphs in 2012 as well as 2014, Toure will be eager to team up with Didier Drogba in Brazil. Known for combining passing ability and physical power with technique, he aspired to be a striker during his youth. However, he has gone onto play centre-back for FC Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final. Toure has represented his country on 82 occasions. He featured in the African nation’s first appearance in the FIFA World Cup, in the 2006 competition, and then in South Africa four years later.

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