Fears grow for injured Drogba

04 June 2010 02:11
Sven-Goran Eriksson has been handed a pre-tournament headache after star striker Didier Drogba picked up an injury during the Ivory Coast's warm-up victory against Japan. The Chelsea star had to leave the pitch in the 15th minute after scoring a goal in the 2-0 win when he was felled by Japan's Marcos Tulio Tanaka. Reports claim the forward, who was replaced by Seydou Doumbia, has fractured his elbow. French newspaper L'Equipe is claiming that a scan has revealed that Drogba will not be able to play at the World Cup. If the news about the 32-year-old is true, it will be a massive blow for the Ivory Coast who are in a tough group that also includes Brazil, Portugal and North Korea.

Source: ESA

World Cup Group G

Pos Team Pld Pts
- Belgium 0 0
- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0