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FIFA World Cup 2014: Didier Drogba injury causes scare for Ivory Coast

FIFA World Cup 2014: Didier Drogba injury causes scare for Ivory Coast

Drogba has given Ivory Coast an injury scare ahead of their World Cup Group C opener against Japan after leaving training early with a thigh injury.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated: June 12, 2014, 3:52 PM IST
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Sao Paulo: Drogba has given Ivory Coast an injury scare ahead of their World Cup Group C opener against Japan Saturday after leaving training early with a thigh injury.

The 36-year-old limped off the pitch at the team's training base in Aguas de Lindoia, near Sao Paulo,on Wednesday after clashing with former Tottenham Hotspur defender Didier Zokora, reports xinhua.

Lamouchi's team was due to have a final training session Thursday morning before travelling to Recife for Saturday's clash at Pernambuco Arena.

Drogba is crucial to the Ivory Coast's chances of progressing beyond the World Cup group stage for the first time.

The clash against Japan will be followed by matches against Colombia June 19 and Greece five days later.

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