11 Jun 2010

Drogba hopeful for Ivory Coast's clash with Portugal

11:53 am on 11 June 2010

The Chelsea star Didier Drogba has returned to training just days after surgery on a broken arm and could be considered for Ivory Coast's opening football World Cup match against Portugal.

The Ivory Coast captain had surgery last Sunday on a broken arm sustained in a friendly against Japan the previous day, casting doubt over his availability for the World Cup.

The 32-year-old Drogba wore a light protective cast on his arm during practice, raising coach Sven-Goran Eriksson's hopes the striker will be fit for Wednesday's Group G match at Port Elizabeth.