12 May 2009

Drogba decision could take UEFA weeks

6:16 am on 12 May 2009

It could be weeks before the Chelsea striker Didier Drogba learns of his fate after his outburst at the end of last week's Champions league semi-final decider against Barcelona.

A spokesman for UEFA's Control and Disciplinary body says because Chelsea are no longer involved in European competition this season, Drogba's case can wait for a while.

The next meeting of the control body is scheduled for July 23.

Drogba faces potentially severe sanctions over his confrontation with Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovreba after Barcelona's injury-time goal sent the London side crashing out of the Champions League semi-final last week.