New Ivory Coast coach Marc Wilmots tempted Salomon Kalou(pictured) out of international retirement.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - New Ivory Coast coach Marc Wilmots on Thursday tempted Salomon Kalou out of international retirement and recalled fellow striker Seydou Doumbia in a 27-man squad to face the Netherlands and Guinea next month.
Hertha Berlin's Kalou had quit the national team after defending champions Ivory Coast crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations this year in the first round.
Doumbia, who plays in Switzerland at Basel, had been a long-term absentee from international duty.
The African side faces the Dutch in a friendly on June 4 and Guinea in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier five days later.
Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe/COD) Axel Kacou (Tours/FRA), Mand Sayouba (Stabaek/NOR), Ali Badra Sangar (AS Tanda/CIV), Abdoul Karim Ciss (SC Gagnoa/CIV)
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Paris SG/FRA), Mamadou Bagayoko (St Truiden/BEL), Eric Bailly (Man Utd/ENG), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague/CZE), Lamine Kon (Sunderland/ENG), Ismal Traor (Angers/FRA), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Hague/NED), Adama Traor (FC Bsel/SUI), Joris Gnagnon (Rennes/FRA), Ghislain Konan (Guimaraes/POR)
Midfielders: Cheick Doukour (Metz/FRA), Franck Kessi (Atalanta/ITA), Geoffroy Serey Di (FC Basel/SUI), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz/GER), Jean Michal Sri (Nice/FRA)
Attackers: Nicolas Pp (Angers/FRA), Maxwell Cornet (Lyon/FRA), Giovanni Sio (Rennes/FRA), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace/ENG), Jrmie Boga (Grenada/ESP), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin/GER), Seydou Doumbia (FC Bsel/SUI).