Wolves defender Willy Boly has been called up to the senior Ivory Coast squad for the first time, as reported by the Express & Star.
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) September 5, 2019
The 28-year-old centre-back represented France at several underage levels but had never been selected for senior recognition by Les Bleus, and he qualifies for Ivory Coast due to the nationality of his parents.
As noted by the Express & Star, Boly is among several England-based players in the Elephants’ squad for their upcoming friendlies against Benin and Tunisia, with Wilfried Zaha, Nicolas Pepe, Serge Aurier and Yakou Meite also included.
However, for various reasons, these Wolves fans on Twitter didn’t seem too jubilant at hearing of his international call-up:
Why so long
— russell wwfc (@rusno1) September 5, 2019
Has the Ivory Coast manager been in hiding for 2 years ??!!!
— Tom Ferriday (@TomWWFCFerriday) September 5, 2019
@mitch_1992 not good
— Mike Ryan (@MikeRyan1991) September 5, 2019
Good job there’s not another afcon till 2021 else we’d be bare bones lol
— His Infernal Majesty (@AdamBeech) September 5, 2019
Seriously bad news
— asa robinson (@asarobinson666) September 5, 2019
Oh no… that means he’ll be harder to link on Fifa now
— Joel (@WWFCJoel) September 5, 2019
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