Over the last decade, the Cote d’Ivoire have boasted one of the finest collections of players ever assembled by an African nation.
Between them, the squad that will head to Brazil can boast three Champions League titles and eight Premier League titles, not to mention numerous other league titles from across Europe. They also have the experience of playing together since their early years.
However, there is also the burden of past failure together. Twice, the Golden Generation have been eliminated in the opening round of the World Cup. Numerous Cup of Nations tournaments have been and gone along with a series of devastating failures.
The legs are getting weary these days though, so the tournament in Brazil represents one final hurrah for a superb collection of players.
Will they be remembered as perennial chokers or can they finally leave a lasting legacy in the international arena?