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Football is the most popular sport on the Ivory Coast. The national team won the 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal. In 2006, they participated in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The national youth teams have also done well in World Cups and the clubs from Côte d'Ivoire have won several continental titles. The Côte d'Ivoire national team won a second African Nations Cup in 2015.
Famous players in the country are Kolo Touré, Didier Drogba, Wilfried Bony, Yaya Touré, Gervinho, Seydou Doumbia and Salomon Kalou.
In 1984, the Côte d'ivoire organized the African Nations Cup with games in Abidjan and Bouaké. In support of the national team and because of the popularity of this sport in the country, the government decided to close the schools for the duration of the competition. Although the national team was eliminated in the first round of the event, there was no course for 2 weeks.
The national team won the 1992 African Nations Cup and was 2006 finalist of the competition. In 2006, Côte d'ivoire qualified for the first time in its history for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In 2008, its Olympic team qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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