China-based Gervinho has been recalled to the Ivory Coast squad as late replacement for injured Salomon Kalou.
The Elephants have a friendly this weekend’s against the Netherlands and a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Guinea a week later.
Gervinho, who plays for Chinese side Hebei Fortune, missed January’s Nations Cup with a knee injury.
Coach Marc Wilmots has also had to replace Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha with Fulham’s Gohi Bi Cyriac
The two-time African champions are rebuilding after an embarrassing group stage exit in Gabon early this year.
The friendly against the Netherlands is Wilmots’ first game in charge of the Elephants.
In August, they resume their World Cup qualifying campaign away in Gabon. The Ivory Coast head Group C with four points from their first two matches.