France v Ivory Coast - International friendly match
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Boly's Ivory Coast beaten in stoppage time by France

Wolves defender Willy Boly started in defence for the Ivory Coast last night as they played a friendly against France.

Boly played the full 90 minutes against the world champions as he continues his journey back to his absolute best form and fitness.

Nicolas Pepe put Boly’s men in front and they were on course for an eye-catching result right until stoppage time.

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Olivier Giroud had made it 1-1 on 22 minutes but the Ivorians were on for an impressive draw until the 93rd minute of the match.

But Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni won it late on, rising highest to power home a header and leave the Ivory Coast stunned.

Boly was testing himself against some of the best forwards in the world in the shape of Antoine Griezmann and Kingsley Coman.

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And Boly will be back on English soil next week, when England play the Ivory Coast at Wembley in another friendly match.

These are stringent test of the big defender’s fitness, as he looks to make up for lost time during a frustrating season.

It would bode well for next term if he could put together a fun of form and fitness and all the better if it helps Wolves get into Europe.