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Yaya Toure

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


Côte d'Ivoire

Birthdate:  May 13, 1983    Birthplace:  Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire    Nationality:  Côte d'Ivoire    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  174 lbs    

March 1, 2015    Yaya Toure News

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Toure is in the starting lineup Sunday at Liverpool.

Toure was suspended for Tuesday's Champions League match against Barcelona, but he'll slot back in with the same lineup that routed Newcastle 5-0 last weekend.

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

February 23, 2015

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Toure, who returned for Manchester City's match against Newcastle on Saturday after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast, is suspended for Tuesday's Champions League match against Barcelona because of a red card picked up during the group stage.

Toure's absence is a huge hit for City against the Spanish powers, while manager Manuel Pellegrini is expected to use Fernando and Fernandinho in his holding midfield spots.

February 20, 2015

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Toure is in the squad for Saturday's match against Newcastle.

Toure has yet to feature since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations, which he won with the Ivory Coast, but he is fully expected to start Saturday, resuming his role as a top fantasy midfield option.

February 6, 2015

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that Toure will not play Wednesday against Stoke City, as it is too soon after he returns from the Africa Cup of Nations, ESPN FC reports.

With that timeline, Toure will get a little bit of break, and he will make his return Feb. 21 against Newcastle.

January 28, 2015

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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.

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.