Cote d’Ivoire defender Kolo Toure is being treated for malaria, the country’s football federation has confirmed.

The Liverpool player is believed to have fallen ill when he visited Abidjan prior to meeting up with the rest of the squad for a training camp in Dallas.

“Since Wednesday Kolo has been having treatment. This treatment will end on Friday. We have therefore told him to rest. He will not participate in the match against Bosnia-Herzegovina (on Saturday), but will return early next week,” Cyrille Dah told the Ivorian Football Federation website.

Toure is a key member of the West African nation’s squad, having been capped more than 100 times.

Cote d’Ivoire kick off their World Cup campaign with a clash against Japan in Recife on June 14.


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