Paris: Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba said on Monday that he believes that football is the only unifying force in his war-torn country.
"The national team means a lot to this country. I think that today - and I choose my words carefully here - it is Cote d'Ivoire's only unifying force," Drogba said in an interview with FIFA.com.
"All our ethnic groups are now represented in the team - Baoules, Betes, and so on. They are all there.