Bolly Mathis has got a callup to join Cote d’Ivoire’s provisional World Cup team which was named on Tuesday.
The 23-year old plays for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the German second tier and is a Norwegian-born Ivorian.
Cote d’Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi published his 28-man list, but said he could bring in two more players before drawing the final list of 23 by the beginning of June.
The regulars are there: captain Didier Drogba, whose team-mate at Galatasaray Emmanuel Eboue and Tiene Siaka of French side Montpellier were not included due to technical reasons, according to the coach.
The Elephants be in the USA from May 20 until June 6, where they will engage in two friendlies with Bosnia (May 30) and El Salvador (June 4).
The Ivorians share Group C with Colombia, Greece, and Japan.
Cote d’Ivoire provisional squad for Brazil:
Goalkeepers: Barry Boubacar (Lokeren, Belgium), Gbohouo Sylvain (Sewe Sport, Côte d’Ivoire), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek, Norway), Sangare Badra Ali (Asec Mimosas)
Defenders: Akpa Akpro (Valencienne, France), Aurier Serge (Toulouse, France), Boka Arthur (Stuttgart, Germany), Diarrassouba Viera (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Dja Djedje Brice (Marseille, France), Toure Kolo Abib (Liverpool, England), Zokora Didier (Free agent), Bamba Suleiman (Tranzonspor), Angoua Brou Benjamin (Valenciennes)
Midfielders: Serey Die Geoffroy (Bale, Switzerland), Diomande Ismael (Saint-Etienne, France), Tiote Cheick Ismael (Newcastle, England), Touré Yaya (Manchester City, England), Ya Konan Didier (Hanova), Djakpa Constant (Frankfort), Gradel Max-Alain (Saint-Etienne, France)
Forwards: Bolly Mathis (Dusseldorf, Germany), Bony Wilfried (Swansea, England), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray, Turkey), Doumbia Seydou (CSKA Moscou, Russia), Salomon Kalou (Lille, France), Sio Giovanni (Bale, Switzerland), Gervinho (AS Roma, Italy), Troare Lacina (Everton)
By: Gary Al-Smith/Citifmonline.com/Ghana