FIFA World Cup: Didier Drogba Fires Ivory Coast Past El Salvador in Friendly

The young El Salvador side provided some late fightback but it was not enough to save the match against Ivory Coast who win 2-1.

updated: June 05, 2014 23:53 IST
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Frisco, USA: Didier Drogba, the skipper of Ivory Coast celebrates after scoring © AP

Captain Didier Drogba led the way on Wednesday as World Cup-bound Ivory Coast shook off a subpar performance against Bosnia with a 2-1 friendly win over El Salvador.

While the effort was more labored than the Elephants would have liked, goals from Gervinho in the ninth minute and Drogba in the 42nd proved enough -- even though Ivory Coast had to hold off a late charge by the young El Salvador side energized by the 75th-minute penalty struck by Arturo Alvarez.

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