Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou dropped by Ivory Coast for training ground fight

18 November 2009 09:43
The altercation led to both players being dropped from that match with the Ivory coast FA threatening to extend the punishment further and also leave the pair out of the friendly against Germany in Gelsenkirchen.

'Méïté is a big brother, I have apologised and he has accepted it,' said Kalou.

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'You recognise your mistake and you learn - we've talked and it's over.'

Ivory Coast had already qualified for next year's final before their comfortable 3-0 win over Guinea without the warring duo.

'We understood that we have to preserve the spirit in the squad and so it's all forgotten now,' Méïté said.

'Things got a little heated but we are human and these things can happen.'

Source: Telegraph