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Ivorian players attend Cheick Tiote’s burial in Abidjan

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Image result for Ivorian players attend Cheick Tiote's burial in AbidjanThe funeral of Ivorian star Cheick Tiote was held in Abidjan on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month.

Tiote died after collapsing during training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. He was 30.

The former Newcastle United midfielder was honoured with a military funeral with a host of dignitaries and players in attendance.

His body was flown back home to Ivory Coast from China earlier this week.

Cheick Tiote won more than 50 caps for his country and was part of the Ivory Coast squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

A number of his former team-mates attended the funeral, including Germany-based striker Salomon Kalou who said he was left devastated by the news of his death.

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