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17 Jun 2009 07:35:39

Drogba to learn fate

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will learn his fate following his outburst in the last season's UEFA Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon. The Ivory Coast international caused controversy in the wake of the dramatic semi-final loss as he stormed onto the field after the final whistle to confront referee Tom Henning Ovrebo. Drogba was angered that the Norwegian match official failed to award Chelsea four perceived penalties at Stamford Bridge and continued his rant in front of TV cameras, branding the referee a 'disgrace'. The forward's manager at the time of the event, Guus Hiddink, empathised with the eruption, saying: "I can completely understand his reaction and his behaviour after the game." Drogba, though, accepted he overreacted and issued an official apology after the match in May, which eventual champions Barcelona won on away goals courtesy of a late Andres Iniesta strike. The 31-year-old - and team-mate Jose Bosingwa, who has been investigated for comments about the match officials - will now discover his punishment, which could be a six-game European ban.


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