Ivory Coast's midfielder Yaya Toure celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ivory Coast in Bata on February 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
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Sunday's final against either Equatorial Guinea or Ghana presents his first chance at a winners medal with his national team, to add to Champions League success with Barcelona in 2009 – when he was played at centerback – and league winners medals in Greece, Spain and England.He also scored the winner in the 2011 FA Cup final, where Manchester City ended a 35-year wait for a trophy with a 1-0 win over Stoke City.The testy Frenchman is the first coach to openly challenge Toure and the other 'galacticos' in the side.A touchline tirade from the coach, occasionally directed at Toure when Renard feels he is not contributing, is something new for a player who, with many others in past Ivorian sides, had an untouchable aura.
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