Ivory Coast football president Yacine Idriss Diallo says the country is 'ready' for AFCON 2023 and gives thoughts on Africa potentially hosting World Cup 2038

Ivory Coast's Football Federation president Yacine Idriss Diallo (C) pose with African Confederation of Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe (R) and FIFA president Gianni Infantino (L) during the CAF 45th Ordinary General Assembly in Abidjan in Ivory Coast on July 13, 2023.
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Sitting in a hotel a stone's throw away from the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Yacine Idriss Diallo is in a good mood when addressing the preparations for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

AFCON 2023 kicks off on January 13th, 2024, almost a decade on from the announcement that Ivory Coast would be the hosts of the continent's flagship football tournament. And Diallo believes everything is in place in terms of preparations.

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