Côte d’Ivoire return to the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament for the first time since their maiden appearance at Beijing 2008, where they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Nigeria 2-0.
The road to Tokyo
Côte d’Ivoire were runners-up at the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which qualified them for Tokyo 2020. They finished the regional qualifying tournament in second place, as they were edged out by hosts Egypt 2-1 after extra time in the decider.
1 – The U-23 Africa Cup of Nations was a very competitive tournament and Côte d’Ivoire's results reflected that: Les Elephants never won a game by more than one goal.