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Ivory Coast's Belgian coach Marc Wilmots gestures at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan on ...
Ivory Coast's Belgian coach Marc Wilmots gestures at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan on November 11, 2017, at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Africa Group C qualifying football match between Ivory Coast and Morocco. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Belgian coach Marc Wilmots has parted with Ivory Coast Wednesday after failing to help the west African country to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Ivory Coast lost their decisive World Cup match 2-0 to Morocco on Saturday, leading to talks between the federation and Wilmots.

“At the end of talks, the two parties agreed to amicably end their collaboration, all the while praising the good atmosphere during the six months of work together,” the federation said.

Ivory Coast's Belgian coach Marc Wilmots (L) and team deputy coach Kolo Touré (R) speak during a press conference in Abidjan on November 7, 2017, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match against Morocco.   / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
Ivory Coast’s Belgian coach Marc Wilmots (L) and team deputy coach Kolo Touré (R) speak during a press conference in Abidjan on November 7, 2017, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match against Morocco. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Ex-Belgium coach Wilmots, 48, had signed a two-year deal with Ivory Coast in March, with a possibility to extend that by a further two years.

 

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