Drogba out of Ivory Coast qualifier

11 November 2009 10:16
Didier Drogba has withdrawn from Ivory Coast's final World Cup qualifier against Guinea on Saturday.The Chelsea striker stayed behind in London for treatment after picking up an injury at the weekend. [LNB]The 31-year-old was kicked in the chest by Manchester United defender Jonny Evans in Sunday's 1-0 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. [LNB]Drogba may be available for the side's friendly international against Germany in Gelsenkirchen next Wednesday. [LNB]Olympique Marseille striker Bakary Kone is also out of this weekend's match in Abidjan. [LNB]However, neither player will be sorely missed as the Ivorians have already qualified for next year's World Cup finals in South Africa.

Source: BBC_Sport