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It's an old World Cup story for Ivory Coast
It's an old World Cup story for Ivory Coast

Experience can be a good thing. Or bad — depending on the experience. Consider Ivory Coast's World Cup team, for example. Coach Sabri Lamouchi could start as many as six players over age 30 in Brazil, making his team among the oldest and most experienced in the tournament. That's good. But as a group, the team has experienced mostly failure, failing to get beyond the group stage in its only two World Cup appearances and failing to win the last five African Cup of Nations despite entering among the favorites each time. That's bad. "People would like to see that generation winning something," says forward Salomon Kalou, a spry youngster in Ivorian...

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