Sven’s hopeful on Drogba

SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON says star striker and captain Didier Drogba could be fit for the Ivory Coast’s World Cup opener against Portugal on Tuesday.

The Chelsea hitman broke his arm in a warm-up match but has recovered in double quick
time and could return for the Elephants sooner rather than later.

Coach Eriksson said: “If the game had been today or tomorrow he wouldn’t have been able to play, but there are still a few days. He might play against Portugal.”