Kalou and Meite dropped because of training clash

Salomon Kalou and Abdoulaye Meite may return to the Ivory Coast national football team for Wednesday’s friendly at Germany.

The players sat out Saturday’s 3-0 win over Guinea after Kalou kicked Meite following a foul by his teammate in training.

Ivorian football federation president Jacques Anouma coaxed the players into a reconciliation after the Friday training session but coach Vahid Halilhodzic still left them out of his side.

Kalou says “we have been punished and I take responsibility for what happened. This is how you make progress: admit to your mistakes and move on.”