Kalou disciplined by Ivory Coast after Chelsea star kicks team-mate Meite

17 November 2009 05:34
Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou was dropped from the Ivory Coast's World Cup qualifier against Guinea at the weekend after clashing with team-mate Abdoulaye Meite, it has emerged.

Kalou was disciplined after he kicked out at West Brom defender Meite during a scuffle, the Ivorian Football Federation revealed.

It is unclear whether there will be an extended ban, but the former Feyenoord man has been warmed he could miss his country's clash withGermany in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday.

In hot water: Salomon Kalou celebrates World Cup qualification with Ivory Coast's Gervais Yao Kouassi (above left) and in action for Chelsea (below)

The episode could affect the 24-year-old's involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in Janaury, which could be a relief to Chelsea.

But Ivorian football federation president Jacques Anouma has coaxed Kalou and Meite into a reconciliation.

Kalou said: 'We have been punished and I take responsibility for what happened. This is how you make progress: admit to your mistakes and move on.'

Ivory Coast had already qualified for the World Cup but defeated Guinea 3-0 on Saturday to ensure an unbeaten run in their 2010 campaign.

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Source: Daily_Mail