||In seven attempts, Côte
d'Ivoire has yet to reach the FIFA World Cup™
finals. In the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
they were hot on the heels of Tunisia for
much of the time, but in the end failed to
snatch the first place they needed to progress.
Côte d'Ivoire nonetheless remained unbeaten
against eventual qualifiers Tunisia, holding
them to a draw in both home and away legs
(1-1 and 2-2).
||Côte d'Ivoire has achieved 6-0 victories
no less than three times in their history,
a record in world football statistics. The
matches in question were against Mali (1985),
Botswana (1992) and Niger (2000).
||The team's worst defeat dates from 1971
when they went down 6-2 to Ghana.