During an open training session for Turkish champions Galatsaray on Thursday, an overzealous fan ran out onto the pitch and delivered a slide tackle on forward Didier Drogba.
It's unclear whether the fan's actions were deliberate or not, but Drogba walked away hobbling after the fan slid into his lower right leg. Security caught up to the fan shortly afterwards, with...
Didier Drogba has again been left out of the Ivory Coast squad for two World Cup qualifiers next month.
Drogba was not part of the 26-man squad named by coach Sabri Lamouchi this week for games at Gambia on June 8 and Tanzania on June 16.
The 35-year-old Drogba didn't play any part in the home win over Gambia in World Cup qualifying in March, with Lamouchi indicating he had...
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Drogba has been axed by Ivory Coast again
Veteran striker Didier Drogba was again left out of the Ivory Coast squad when coach Sabri Lamouchi unveiled his 26 players for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Gambia and Tanzania.
The 35-year-old Drogba led his country at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa this year but the team exited at the quarter-finals stage.
Didier Drogba has hit back at the racist abuse he suffered from Fenerbahce fans during the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray on Sunday.
The former Chelsea striker and fellow Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue were subjected to monkey chants from the crowd as Fener won the match 2-1.
In a message on Gala's official Facebook page, Drogba wrote: "You call me monkey but you cried when...
Daniel Sturridge is ready to learn from former teammate Didier Drogba as he aims to grow into one of the Barclays Premier League’s top players.
The 23-year-old was in devastating form at Craven Cottage on Sunday, firing a hat-trick past Mark Schwarzer in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Fulham.
Sturridge arrived on Merseyside in January 2013 from Stamford Bridge, where his game time...
Galatasaray players celebrate their victory on Sunday
Ivorian striker Didier Drogba and three other Africans wrapped up a record 19th Turkish Super Lig title for Galatasaray after defeating Sivasspor 4-2 on Sunday.
Drogba’s compatriot Emmanuel Eboue, Cameroon’s Dany Achille Nounkeu and Moroccan striker Amrabat are all part of the squad that became the first Turkish club to...
Didier Drogba is not a politician. Neither is Kolo Toure, Dider Zokora or any member of the 2006 Ivory Coast World Cup team for that matter. Yet there are times when politics and diplomacy fail—times that produce unlikely heroes, even footballers.
The events that transpired in Ivory Coast from 2005 to 2007 are perhaps the best examples of soccer diplomacy, a phenomenon that’s...
In his prime Didier Drogba was considered one of the best players in the world. Now, at age 35 and playing for Champions League Galatasaray he proves that he is still along the elite. During an aggregate match against Christiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid on Tuesday night he score a beautiful reverse heel kick goal which could be considered one of the best of 2013 so far.
Ivory Coast has dealt with last month's failure in the African Cup by dropping Didier Drogba in switching its focus to next year's World Cup in Brazil.
New African champion Nigeria will also resume qualifying this weekend without a star, injured striker Emmanuel Emenike.
While desperately disappointed Ivorians not yet over the quarterfinal exit at the African Cup are pondering...
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March 21, 2013
Cote d'Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi has dropped Didier Drogba for this weekend's World Cup qualifier against Gambia because his captain ''needs to work hard to get back to his best.''
Drogba, who turned 35 this month, will not play in the Ivorians' first game since the disappointing quarterfinal exit at the African Cup of Nations, which was seen as the...
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March 20, 2013