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Didier Drogba back In Training and Set to Play against Portugal

Ivory Coast captain and Chelsea star Didier Drogba looks as if he is now set to start for the Elephants in their World Cup opener against Portugal tomorrow after recovering from a broken bone in his forearm.

Having undergone a successful surgery, the Ivorian striker trained with the first-team today and coach Sven Goran Eriksson has made an official request to FIFA asking for their permission that Drogba be allowed to play with a special cast on his arm.

“There was a FIFA meeting this afternoon,” Eriksson told a press conference today.

“The people have not come back yet. I will see them now, and we will find out if the referee allowed the cast.”

“We are rather confident that he can play a part in this tournament,” Eriksson continued. “Tomorrow is eight days since the breakage, a short time, and we think he will play in the tournament. We did not call up anyone else, so that says everything. We, I, hope that he will play tomorrow.”

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