Pressure on recalled Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba

A good showing from the dreadlocked 'Drog' and his dream of an international swansong at the World Cup in Brazil will be back on track. But a poor showing will be a major setback as there is no shortage of young, ambitious Ivorian stars ready to step into his striking role.

updated: August 13, 2013 13:09 IST
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Johannesburg: There is a lot riding on the midweek New York friendly between Ivory Coast and Mexico for veteran Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba.

The 35-year-old was cast into the international wilderness after another Africa Cup of Nations campaign went horribly wrong last February.

Serial title favourites Ivory Coast fell to eventual champions Nigeria in the quarter-finals and Drogba became one of the fall guys.

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