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Video: Man City man Toure scores stunner in Africa Cup of Nations semi-final

Man City midfielder Yaya Toure put the Ivory Coast ahead in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against DR Congo with this thunderbolt, but their opponents hit back just 90 seconds later from the spot.

Former Arsenal forward Gervinho has since given the Ivory Coast a 2-1 lead with an impressive first time finish. It's not even half-time!

Watch the match on ITV4 now or online here.

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Man City midfielder Toure impacted by lower quality Ivorians - Renard

Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard believes Yaya Toure has struggled to reach his best for his country due to the lesser quality of players around him.

Renard thinks Toure is aided by the standard of his Manchester City team-mates at club level, but the inferior nature of his international colleagues, means he has has to change his style at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Yaya Toure captains the Ivory Coast side. Credit: PA

"Ivory Coast is not Manchester City. The potential of players is not the same," said Ranard.

"At City, there are players who can defend very well and create at the same time. With us it is different, so we asked him to do a different job."

Renard has used Toure in a deeper position than he operates in for Manchester City.

"It's easy to work with players of his calibre because you can ask a lot of things of them if you explain to them what you need and why. It's easier with players of this calibre than with players who have not experienced much and think they already know everything," added Renard.

Yaya Toure unsure about Man City future

Where will Toure be playing next week? Credit: PA

Man City midfielder Yaya Toure admits he's unsure about his future with the Premier League champions.

Speaking to CNN in Abu Dhabi where Ivory Coast are preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations, Toure refused to confirm where he'll be playing next season.

"That's a big question," he responded, when asked whether his future lies at the Etihad. "It's an easy question as well," he continued. "I have an easy answer: we will see. I don't know. I'm at City at the moment."

Ibrahim Toure 'died after battle with cancer'

Ibrahim Toure, the younger brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure, passed away following a battle with cancer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The paper reports that Toure, 28, was being treated at the Christie in Manchester that describes itself as "one of Europe's leading cancer centres".

The Ivory Coast's Football Association has confirmed that Toure, who played for Lebanese side Al-Safa, had passed away on Thursday.

CSKA Moscow fans in full voice for Man City clash

CSKA Moscow fans are pictured singing and supporting their team against Manchester City tonight at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League - just two weeks after city midfielder Yaya Toure was targeted by the Russian club's fans with racial abuse during a match in Moscow.

The abuse lead to a UEFA punishment and one of the single-tiered ends of Arena Khimki will be closed when CSKA host Bayern Munich later this month.

A group of CSKA Moscow fans cheer on their team in Manchester after making the long journey from Russia. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
A tattooed-CSKA Moscow fan braves the cold weather conditions in Manchester. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini warned CSKA Moscow fans against repeating their racist abuse of City midfielder Yaya Toure. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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UEFA sanction CSKA Moscow after Toure racial abuse

CSKA Moscow's stadium will be partially closed for their next Champions League home game after fans racially abused Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, UEFA have announced.

In a statement, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body announced that the Arena Khimki will be partially closed during Moscow's game against Bayern Munich on 27 November for the "racist behaviour of CSKA supporters".

The Ivory Coast international was subject to racist chanting by a section of fans at the Arena Khimki. Credit: PA Wire

The Ivory Coast international was subject to racist chanting by a section of fans during Manchester City's 2-1 win on October 23.

The Russian club denied that their fans had used racist chants, arguing that "no one else other than Yaya Toure had heard anything".

Blatter: Boycott is no weapon against racism

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rubbished the idea of a boycott in protest against alleged racist abuse suffered by Manchester City player Yaya Toure in Russia.

"I think we should never speak about a boycott of the World Cup," Blatter told reporters in Oxford.

"We should fight against racism but the boycott would not be a weapon against racism."

Russian league boss: Toure incident 'misunderstanding'

Manchester City's Yaya Toure said he was "furious" at the alleged racist abuse he received from CSKA Moscow fans. Credit: PA

The chief executive of the Russian football league has blamed a "misunderstanding" for Yaya Toure's compliant that CSKA Moscow fans racially abused him.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Sergey Cheban says he attended the Champions League match in Moscow on Wednesday but didn't hear any racist chanting.

He said through an interpreter "there was not an incident" and that "everyone hears what he wants to hear."

Wenger cool on idea of Russian World Cup boycott

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has doubts over whether a boycott of the 2018 World Cup would be the best way to combat racism in Russia.

Asked about a potential boycott, Wenger said: "You have to fight racism whether it is in Russia or anywhere else in the world.

"You cannot tolerate racism of any kind and you have to fight against it. How (do) you do that?

"Honestly I believe UEFA is taking action in the right way and to go as extreme as (a boycott), it's a bit early to do that because it's not proven what happened.

"I believe that Russia itself has to fight against that and of course you want everybody to be active on that."

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