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Yaya Toure

31-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester City  Premier      Full Name: Gnegneri Yaya Toure

Côte d'Ivoire

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Not Injury Related    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  May 13, 1983    Birthplace:  Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
Nationality:  Côte d'Ivoire    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  174 lbs    

January 28, 2015    Yaya Toure News

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Toure is unlikely to play Saturday against Chelsea, even if Ivory Coast are knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, The Guardian reports.

As captain of the Ivory Coast squad, Toure is required to attend a banquet Thursday, which means he will not be able to get back to England until Friday at the earliest.

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Yaya Toure: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 5, 2015

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Toure will miss at least three Premier League matches while playing for Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Toure has been in excellent for, scoring in each of his last three Premier League matches. His absence will be a big void to fill for Man City, with Frank Lampard likely to take on a bigger role off the bench, while Fernando and Fernandinho start next to each other in the defensive midfield.

December 31, 2014

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Toure tweeted Tuesday that he was only rested for Sunday's match against Burnley despite manager Manuel Pellegrini saying he is dealing with a groin injury.

Toure was considered an injury doubt for Thursday's match against Sunderland, and while he is saying he is healthy, it's unclear if Pellegrini will take kindly to his announcement just before he leaves for the Africa Cup of Nations.

December 28, 2014

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Manager Manuel Pellegrini said after Sunday's draw with Burnley that Toure was held out with a muscle injury, but he has a chance to play Thursday against Sunderland, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The club initially announced that Toure was being rested, though a muscular injury certainly makes things a bit tougher in terms of his readiness for the New Year's Day encounter.

December 28, 2014

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Toure is being rested for Sunday's match against Burnley.

The club confirmed he is not injury, and he should be expected back in the starting XI on Thursday against Sunderland.

December 20, 2014

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Toure took a team-high five shots and found the back of the net in the 81st minute of Manchester City's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

With Sergio Aguero (knee), Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) and Edin Dzeko (calf) all sidelined, Manchester City went with James Milner as a false-nine, though it was Toure and David Silva (two goals) that provided the offensive spark. Toure now has five goals on the season, with four of them coming in the last six matches. He'll look to extend his solid play on Boxing Day at West Brom.

December 8, 2014

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Toure is suspended for Tuesday's Champions League match against Roma after picking up a red card back on Nov. 5 against CSKA Moscow.

City need only a draw to advance, so it's possible that they could start Fernando and Fernandinho in the center of the midfield to try to slow down the Roma attack.

December 6, 2014

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Toure scored from the penalty spot in the 24th minute of Manchester City's 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday.

Toure has now scored four goals in his last six matches in all competitions, three of which have come during Premier League play. With David Silva iffy for Tuesday's Champions League match against Roma, and Sergio Aguero out with a knee injury, even more of the offensive responsibilities will fall on Toure's shoulders.