Didier Drogba fractured his elbow just two weeks ago, but yesterday his coach Sven Goran Eriksson told reporters that the Chelsea striker is likely to be lining up to face Brazil in tomorrows big match.
Eriksson said: “Do not be surprised if Drogba starts in Johannesburg.
“He made a valuable contribution during the time he was on the pitch against Portugal. He is an important player in the team and his health has improved markedly.”
“It is going to be a difficult game.
“But looking at what we did against Portugal, we are capable of creating a surprise against Brazil.”
Drogba’s team-mate Kolo Toure said that for the Ivory Coast supporters and players, this will be a massive game, and if they could get a result the whole country would be celebrating.
“I love Brazilian football. It’d be something really special to get a positive result against them. Even a draw would bring my country to a standstill.
“People have a hard life in the Ivory Coast so we need to give them reason to smile.
“When I used to play football barefoot in the streets as a kid, I never imagined that one day I would be playing against Brazil in World Cup finals.”
Good luck Didier (and Salomon of course!)
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