Ivory Coast Get Drogba Boost For World Cup 2010
Didier Drogba returned to training on Thursday boosting hopes that he could be fit to start the key opening game for Ivory Coast on Tuesday against Portugal .
Sven Goran Eriksson the Ivory Coast manager confirmed that the Portugal game , "it’s in a few days . He might play."
Having broken his arm in a friendly only last week , Drogba could still play a pivotal role for the Elephants in South Africa .
Ivory Coast boast a number of top English Premiership players in their squad as well as Drogba including Salomon Kalou of Chelsea , Dindane from Portsmouth and defenders Kolo Toure of Manchester City and Emmanuel Eboue from Arsenal .
Whilst the Ivory Coast have been drawn in a very tough group with Brazil and Portugal they should give a very good account of themselves and are attractively priced at 11/10 to qualify for the knouckout stages with William Hill .
North Korea make up the numbers in Group G but ranked 105 in the FIFA rankings it will be a suprise if they do more than make up the numbers .
For those looking for a speculative bet Drogba at 50/1 with William Hill to be top scorer at the World Cup would be fantastic value if they make the final stages .