Salomon Kalou disciplined by Ivory Coast after Chelsea star kicks West Brom's Abdoulaye Meite

By Sportsmail Reporter

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 with Germany in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast's Gervais Yao Kouassi (left) and Salomon Kalou celebrate

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

Salomon Kalou in action for Chelsea

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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