Ivorian international Emmanuel Eboue was a regular for his country for a period of almost a decade. The former Arsenal and Sunderland right-back featured 79 times for the Elephants over a nine-year period.
Eboue was part of the 23-man Ivory Coast squad to the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa. The tournament was the only time that the FIFA World Cup was hosted on African soil. The tournament was won by Spain after they defeated the Netherlands 1-0 at the end of extra time. Spanish football legend Andres Iniesta wrote his name in the history of national team football when he scored the goal that claimed the World Cup title for his country.
Ivorian player Emmanuel Eboue played for his country around the same time as Arsenal teammate KoloToure. Eboue and Toure were part of the Gunners defence that set a new defensive record in the Champions League.
Toure and Eboue kept ten successive clean sheets for Arsenal in the Champions League during the 2005/06 season. Arsenal came close to winning the Champions League that season until they were stopped by Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona in the final. The Catalan giants came from a goal down to beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 with the help of two late goals from Samuel Eto’o and JulianoBelletti.