The World Cup is not only football's biggest tournament, but it also serves as a shop window for players to impress onlooking clubs.
African nations will be looking to make an impression in Brazil next month.
The agent of Roma forward Gervinho has poured cold water on reports that his client could quit over a contract dispute.
There have been high hopes for the Ivory Coast for some time now, but they've yet to truly show how good they are. Can they this year?
Former Arsenal winger Gervinho has rebuilt his career in Italy with Roma - and has now been linked with a move to Manchester United.
Roma forward Gervinho has relaunched his career in the Eternal City since leaving Arsenal, but he may quit the Giallorossi.
Gervinho may have been a joke at Arsenal but at AS Roma and for the Ivory Coast he is the real deal.
Former Arsenal forward Gervinho has created a frenzy on social media and in the Italian newspapers by seeming to wear women's shoes to a function.
If Sagna and Cazorla depart, they join an impressive group deemed not good enough by Arsene Wenger, or that left in search of silverware.
The futures of Roma coach Rudi Garcia and ex-Arsenal man Gervinho are contractually linked, according to reports in the Italian media.
Alessio Cerci equalizing goal halted Roma's early season charge, ending their 100% win record. But what's the secret behind the Giallorossi success so far?
New Roma manager Rudi Garcia is taking Serie A by storm, with his side leading the standings with seven wins from seven, with former Arsenal forward Gervinho a key player.
Algeria, Ivory Coast, Togo and Tunisia are in Group A of the African Cup of Nations and their involvement has either directly or indirectly affected teams such as Manchester City, West Ham United, Wigan Athletic, Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur.